A 44-year-old male gardener presented with fever, vomiting and necrotic sloughing skin following a sting by an insect while removing dead leaves from palm trees. On day 3 of his hospital stay he developed jaundice and severe Coomb's-positive haemolytic anaemia. He continued to deteriorate despite intensive treatment with intravenous fluids replacement, blood transfusion and antibiotics. He eventually made an excellent recovery with high dose intravenous steroids.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Emirates Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2007|
- Brown recluse
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