The Truth About Spider Bites
Recently a report of a man having his legs amputated after a suspected spider bite, may have been a misdiagnoses, in which the amputation may have been due to a bacterial disease. Considered at first to be a bite from a white-tailed spider causing necrotic ulcers, research has shown no cases of bites from white-tailed spiders leading to such ulcers. In fact the disease is now suspected to have been obtained overseas. To talk to us further about how to treat and identify certain spider bites in order to avoid misdiagnoses The Daily was joined by toxicology expert Bill Nimorakiotakis.