Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
MAGUINA VARGAS, Ciro, SOTO ARQUINIGO, Leslie, JUAREZ BELAUNDE, Alan et al. Primer reporte de Phoneutrismo en el Perú: Presentación de dos casos. Rev Med Hered, jul./set. 2008, vol.19, no.3, p.128-133. ISSN 1018-130X.
We present two cases of Phoneutria spp. spiderbite seen at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH) in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In both cases, the bite had few symptoms with a good evolution, and occured as work-related accidents in fruit market salespeople while extracting bananas from Tingo Maria (central peruvian jungle).Phoneutrism is a relatively common accidental bite; nevertheless it can become an important public health problem in the rural zones where banana trade is one of main income sources for the local population. Medical personnel in the area is mostly unaware of this spider or of the clinical picture its bite produces. We hope, by presenting these two cases, to allow them to recognize these accidents for its appropriate diagnosis, management and control. (Rev. Med Hered. 2008;19:128-133)
Palabras llave: Phoneutria; Phoneutrism; spiderbites.
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