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A red-back spider bite in a lymphoedematous arm


Couser, G and Wilkes, GJ, A red-back spider bite in a lymphoedematous arm, Medical Journal of Australia, 166, (11) pp. 587-8. ISSN 0025-729X (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.1997.tb123270.x


We administered a record eight ampoules of antivenom over one week to a 55-year-old woman with a red-back spider bite on her chronically lymphoedematous right arm. She had severe local signs of envenomation but relatively little systemic effect. The final antivenom dose, injected subcutaneously at the bite site, had a good effect.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Couser, G (Dr Geoffrey Couser)
ID Code:98819
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-03-04
Last Modified:2015-03-04

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