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Abstract - A case: Acute myocardial infarction in a child due to spider bite
Edmond Laho, Edmond Puca

A case: Acute myocardial infarction in a child due to spider bite
Edmond Laho, Edmond Puca

ABSTRACT
This report presents a case of a ten-years-old girl, who suffered myocardial ischemia following by “black widow” spider bite. A few minutes after the bite, her parents saw a small, black and shiny lesion in insect bite. The clinical signs began about 3-4 hours after the bite. The venom of the Latrodectus mactans “black widow” is toxic, resulting about 5-6 % fatality rate. The case of a black widow spider bite resulting in myocardial ischemia is very rare and has not been described in a child before this report in Albania. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2014;4(2): 69-71 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2014.02.0130
Key words: Spider, black widow, cardiac ischemia

Volume 04, Number 02 (2014)