First case of human latrodectism in Venezuela

Primeiro caso de latrodectismo humano na Venezuela

The first case of envenoming by Latrodectus geometricus in Venezuela is described. The accident occurred at the victim's home, in Aragua de Barcelona, Anzoátegui State. The 31-year-old female victim was bitten twice on the left scapular region, in quick succession (within seconds). She developed a hyperactive state of the central, autonomic and peripheral nervous systems with minor local symptoms.

Latrodectus geometricus; Araneae; Theridiidae; Latrodectism; Venezuela

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