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Black widow spider.

Photo 1. "Black widow" spider. The best known poisonous spider is the 'Black Widow' Latrodectus mactans. Humans are bitten only by the females.

Sloughing of skin following spider bite.

Photo 2. Sloughing of skin following spider bite. This Chilean child was bitten by a Loxosceles laeta. Necrosis and sloughing followed severe blistering at the site of the bite and generalised facial oedema.

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