Black Widow Spider Envenomation with Elevated Troponin I Levels


DAŞ M. , AKDUR O. , AKMAN C. , Cetinkaya Y.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, vol.9, no.3, pp.55-57, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jemcr.2018.2163
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-57
  • Keywords: Black widow spider, troponin, envenomation, LATRODECTUS BITE

Abstract

Introduction: The black widow spider is found worldwide. Alpha-latrotoxin is responsible for the toxic effects related to the spider bite. We report the case of a patient who presented at the emergency department after being bitten by a black widow spider that later developed increased cardiac enzymes.