9. Muscle Spasms Following a Spider Bite

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD4,5,6,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD4,7,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE8,9 and
  4. William J. Brady MD10,11,12
  1. J. Michael Kowalski DO1 and
  2. Adam K. Rowden DO2,3

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch9

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kowalski, J. M. and Rowden, A. K. (2011) Muscle Spasms Following a Spider Bite, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 5

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 6

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 7

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 8

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 9

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 10

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 11

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 12

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Toxicology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 9, muscle spasms - following a spider bite;
  • 25-year-old female, with severe back and abdominal pain;
  • complaints of nausea - and chest tightness;
  • “pinprick” sensation, sole of right foot - while wearing shoes, 20 minutes prior to arrival;
  • physical examination, for a red target lesion - 1 cm in circumference;
  • indicators, for antivenin administration