Of spiders and zebras: Publication of inadequately documented loxoscelism case reports

Richard S. Vetter, David L. Swanson

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Abstract

The dermatology and general medical literature is filled with articles that report skin disease caused by the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa. A large number of these articles contain inadequate documentation of Loxosceles bites; many come from areas that have no Loxosceles spiders. Authors submitting papers alleging loxoscelism should adhere to standards of evidence when writing case reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1064
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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