Talk:Latrodectism

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Treatment[edit]

So the treatment section urges us to seek out medical treatment, but then says that they can't really do anything? Uh, ok. -Rolypolyman 21:37, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

My understanding is that in circumstances where there is no direct treatment, often an emergency room can help manage things like pain, renal failure, etc. --Pballen 07:15, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

There's a useful source here. --99of9 (talk) 02:11, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Risk of anaphalaxis.[edit]

Here in Oztralia, we have a few spiders now rated as "non-venomous". However, recent studies have shown that whilst the venom may not be fatal or even that toxic, it can frequently causes anaphalaxis, which of course often is both. Does this also happen with bites from this spider? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.187.135.252 (talk) 06:36, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

A: anaphylaxis is possible, but is not reported. So while hundreds of bites occur annually in Oztralia, no anaphylaxis has occurred. That would put it as rare. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moderntarantula (talkcontribs) 22:53, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Introduction[edit]

The edit for increasing death rates in the Hun and elderly, need data. The current data says the death rate is imperceptible . The complication rate appears lower in children at least in Australian children bitten by redbacks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moderntarantula (talkcontribs) 23:01, 7 August 2014 (UTC)