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A Case Report of Spider Bite by Tarantula
Do Young Kim, Seung Baek Han, Ji Hye Kim, Jin Hue Baek, Hyun Min Jung, Hyung Min Lee, Ah Jin Kim
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2014;12(2):85-87
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: December 31, 2014
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University
2Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University
3Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University
4Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University
5Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University
6Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University
7Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Inha University

A total of 631 species of spiders have been reported in Korea. However, there are no spiders with noxious venom such as Latrodectus sp. Because of this, to date, no serious medical problems due to spider bites have been reported in Korea, and only two cases of spider bite were officially reported. However, as the number of earning spiders from other countries is increased, the number of cases of spider bite has also shown a recent increase. A 17-year-old man presented with numbness of both extremities after being bitten by a spider which he had as a pet. The spider is called an Indian ornamental tree spider (Poecilotheria regalis sp.), one kind of tarantula species. Herein, we report on a case of a spider bite by a tarantula.

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