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Clinical presentation and outcome of Sri-Lankan Ornamental Tarantula Poecilotheria fasciata spider bite: a case report

Authors:

NP Dinamithra ,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Jaffna, LK
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S Sivansuthan,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Jaffna, LK
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P Johnson,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Jaffna, LK
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JGP Nishshanka

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

We report on a 19-year-old boy with visible muscle spasms admitted to the hospitals 24 hours after spider bite. He was treated effectively with intravenous calcium gluconate followed by oral calcium supplements and made a full recovery 48 hours after the incident. Although no specific treatment exists in Srilanka, it has been suggested that calcium supplements may be beneficial to relieve the muscle spasms. Our patient made a full recovery with calcium supplements suggesting the treatment with calcium is beneficial in relieving the pain and muscle spasms caused by Sri-Lankan Ornamental Tarantula Poecilotheria fasciata.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/amj.v7i1.6136

Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2013 7(1): 10-12

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v7i1.6136
How to Cite: Dinamithra, N. et al., (2013). Clinical presentation and outcome of Sri-Lankan Ornamental Tarantula Poecilotheria fasciata spider bite: a case report. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 7(1), pp.10–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v7i1.6136
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Published on 09 Oct 2013.
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