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Do a lot of people get brown recluse spider bites?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: It would be hard to

know because many lesions that are diagnosed as Brown recluse spider bites are likely mis-diagnosed.

In brief: It would be hard to

know because many lesions that are diagnosed as Brown recluse spider bites are likely mis-diagnosed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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