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Contact Dermatitis. 1987 Aug;17(2):65-8.

Immunopathological changes after multiple spider bites.

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New Jersey Medical School, Newark.

Abstract

Utilizing a panel of immune complex assays, antigen-antibody complex formation in a 29-year-old man shortly after a spider bite was documented. The clinical picture and laboratory parameters were consistent with a serum sickness reaction. Immune hyperactivity was evidenced by a detectable autoimmune serological response. This constellation of findings may be a common attendant to arthropod envenomation.

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