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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

GONCALVES-DE-ANDRADE, Rute Maria  and  TAMBOURGI, Denise Vilarinho. First record on Loxosceles laeta (Nicolet, 1849) (Araneae, Sicariidae) in the West Zone of São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil, and considerations regarding its geographic distribution. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp. 425-426. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000300019.

Loxosceles laeta spiders were captured in the West zone of São Paulo City, this being the first record of the specie in this area. Since loxoscelism is an important public health problem in the South region of Brazil, it is necessary to investigate the presence of this spider in São Paulo City.

Keywords : Loxosceles laeta; Loxoscelism; geographic distribution.

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