Immunopathological changes after multiple spider bites

Martha J. Maso, Robert Y. Lin, Michael P. Baglky, Philip J. Cohen, Robert A. Schwartz

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

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


  • Circulating immune complex disease
  • envenomution serum sickness
  • spider bites


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