- Aug 23, 2015
I once remember reading that a Hogna carolinensis bite can cause necrotic lesions, is this true?
This species is not considered medically significant.I once remember reading that a Hogna carolinensis bite can cause necrotic lesions, is this true?
The only medically significant spiders in the U.S. are widows (family Theridiidae, genus Latrodectus) and recluses (family Sicariidae, genus Loxosceles.) Google does find some references to wolf spiders and necrosis, but I don't consider those sources to be credible.psu.edu said:Wolf spiders will bite if handled or if trapped next to the skin. However, their venoms are not very harmful to humans, which is fortunate since the Hogna species are very large spiders whose bites could do serious damage if their venoms were more potent. Typical reactions include initial pain and redness, which subsides with time. No serious medical consequences of these bites have been noted.
Additional reading on this topic: Causes of Necrotic Wounds Other Than Brown Recluse Spider Bites.While there may be a rare instance of necrotising fasciitis from certain spider venoms, depending on numerous factors such as the patients immune system and limited or restricted peripheral circulation, MRSA and several other bacterium are commonly known to cause the condition.
And I would point out Vetter glosses over and does not go into the sub types of the causes of necrosis. As one glaring blatant example, the average paper money carries a hefty dose of at least one type of bacteria that can cause the condition. Each and every $ bill can be swabbed and cultured and come back with, usually, around 100 different bacteria.Additional reading on this topic: Causes of Necrotic Wounds Other Than Brown Recluse Spider Bites.
A bite that in many cases, is not even a bite but just a mysterious mark followed by "if you didn't see what bit you, it must have been a spider."Then freak out over a spider bite?
No. The venom is not considered medically significant.I know this is kinda of an old thread but I have a question about wolf spider bites. Has there been any recorded deaths with them? people have argued with me in the past that wolfies are lethal. Which I know of course normally they aren't but has there been any rare case of someone dying?
Yeah that's what I thought. But hey of course every spider is lethal according to the normal person. I feel like wolfs are very commonly mistaken for Brown Recluses and people get them confused with each other on a regular basis. That thread you made is really interesting and IMO shows that people need to grow up and get over an empty fear of spiders.No. The venom is not considered medically significant.