Glob J Emerg Med | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

First Case of Human Latrodectism in Egypt: Case Report

Mohamed AM Khalaf * and Asmaa S Taghian

Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology Department, Minia University, Egypt

*Correspondance to: Mohamed AM Khalaf 

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The first case of envenoming by Latrodectus geometricus in Egypt is described. The accident occurred at the victim’s home, in Tookh El-Kheil, Minia governorate. The 29-year-old female victim was bitten on the right forearm. She developed a hyperactive state of the central, autonomic and peripheral nervous systems, respiratory distress, severe abdominal colic with minor local symptoms. Later on, the patient developed paralytic ileus. Unfortunately, due to the lack of the antivenin in Egypt, the patient was treated symptomatically. By the 5th day, she was completely clinically free and discharged the next day.


Arachnids; Spiders; Latrodectus geometricus; Envenomation; Egypt


Khalaf MAM, Taghian AS. First Case of Human Latrodectism in Egypt: Case Report. Glob J Emerg Med. 2017; 1(1): 1003.

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