Spider Bite Presenting with Acute Renal Failure from Western Part of West Bengal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,4,445-447.
Published:November 2012
Type: Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Rudrajit Paul1*, Sukamal Santra2, Amit K Banerjee3, Jayati Mondal4

1Assistant Professor

2In charge, Dialysis Unit, Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore 721101, West Bengal, India.

3Professor, Dept. of Medicine

4Resident, Dept. of Gynecology ,Medical College Kolkata. Kolkata 700073, West Bengal, India.



Most of the cases of spider bite are harmless and non-toxic. It mainly causes local reactions and only rarely, systemic effects are reported. We here report a case of a spider bite from Eastern India presenting with hemolysis and acute renal failure. The patient needed urgent hemodialysis, blood transfusion and finally fasciotomy for local edema. Fortunately she fully recovered with no sequelae. As far as we could search, this is probably the first report of this complication from India. This case report highlights the potentially dangerous effects of insect bite and the need for follow up.

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