Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Trachelas Tranquillus Envenomation with Presumed Bacterial Superinfection in a Child.

TitleTrachelas Tranquillus Envenomation with Presumed Bacterial Superinfection in a Child.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSmith RJ, Osterhoudt KC, Lin RJ, Yan AC
JournalPediatr Dermatol
Volume35
Issue6
Paginatione422-e424
Date Published11/2018
Type of Articlejournal
ISSN1525-1470
KeywordsAnimals, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Glucocorticoids, Humans, Spider Bites, Spiders, Superinfection
Abstract

A 27-month-old girl with a history of congenital myopathy presented with two indurated, pink plaques involving the right arm and left thigh. Closer examination identified central puncta within these plaques, which reportedly occurred at sites of witnessed arachnid bites. After confirmation of the spider species as Trachelas tranquillus, she was treated to address cutaneous inflammation and suspected superinfection using oral and topical antibiotics as well as topical corticosteroid resulting in prompt resolution of her lesions. Trachelas tranquillus should be considered as a possible source of inflammatory spider bites that can become superinfected.

DOI10.1111/pde.13677
Alternate JournalPediatr Dermatol
PubMed ID30230593