List of spiders associated with cutaneous reactions

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There are a number of spiders that can bite human skin and result in a cutaneous reaction, as well as cause other diseases of or affecting the human integumentary system.

Spiders associated with cutaneous reactions
Scientific name Common name Venom Condition(s) caused
Lycosidae spp Wolf Histamine Itching
Phidippus spp Jumping Hyaluronidase Welt
Loxosceles spp Brown recluse Sphingomyelinase Necrosis
Cheiracanthium spp Sac Lipase Redness
Theraphosidae spp Tarantula urticating hairs Itching
Tegenaria agrestis Hobo  ?

See also[edit]


  • Bolognia, Jean L.; et al. (2007). Dermatology. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  • James, William D.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.