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Clinical Severity of Phoneutria (Banana Spider) Envenomation

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Spiders of the genus Phoneutria are found in South America. Their presence in shipments of bananas resulted in the nickname of "banana spider". Envenomation may range from mild to severe and is termed phoneutrism. The venom contains serotonin, histamine and other polypeptides.

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