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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not many
Brown recluse spiders are mostly in the midwest, usually in basements and hidden areas.
They are not aggressive but will bite if disturbed. Most spider bites are by other species. Look for the fiddle pattern on the spider. Bites are rare but need serious attention as they lead to a persistent necrosis which can last for months.

In brief: Not many
Brown recluse spiders are mostly in the midwest, usually in basements and hidden areas.
They are not aggressive but will bite if disturbed. Most spider bites are by other species. Look for the fiddle pattern on the spider. Bites are rare but need serious attention as they lead to a persistent necrosis which can last for months.
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