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Bitten by a Black Widow Spider Evaluation

Evaluation of a black widow spider bite begins with a history and physical examination. Without historical confirmation of a spider bite, this condition may be very difficult to detect.

Physical findings in someone with a black widow spider bite may include:

There are no tests that help make the diagnosis of a black widow spider bite.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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