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32 Possible Causes for Brown Recluse Spider Bite, Confusion, Osteomyelitis, Skin Ulcer with Punched Out Edge

  • Brown Recluse Spider Bite

    […] necrosis, hemorrhage, blistering and ulceration ( Semin Cutan Med Surg 2014;33:123 ) May take 2 months to heal ( N Engl J Med 2013;369:e6 ) Secondary bacterial infections and osteomyelitis[] Clinical presentation and course of a known brown recluse spider bite. Complete recovery with cicatrization at the site of the bite.[] This can lead to tragedy because about 40 medical conditions, including several deadly bacterial infections, can be confused with brown recluse bites.[] Early findings can be confusing. Brown recluse bites typically feel like a pin prick. A vasoconstrictive halo may surround the bite, but this sign is inconsistent.[]

  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum

    […] myeloproliferative and connective tissue disease cause), LFTs to rule out PBC/hepatitis, Hba1c, lipid profile (arterial cause) Swabs ABPI pre-compression Xray to rule out osteomyelitis[] Superficial granulomatous pyoderma Brown recluse spider bite[] Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative inflammatory dermatosis easily confused with wound infection following surgery.[] Signs DJWagner DS Pyoderma gangrenosum complicated by underlying osteomyelitis: successful treatment with radical surgical debridement and cyclosporine therapy.[]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    Pregnancy Claustrophobia Air embolism CO poisoning Necrotizing soft tissue infections Gas gangrene Crush injury Decompression sickness Enhancement of healing in selected wounds Osteomyelitis[] Symptoms Can Often Be Confusing The symptoms often start within hours after an injury and may seem like another illness or injury.[] The prior medical history was significant for bacterial osteomyelitis (foot fifth digit) under TOC monotherapy for a year.[] Keywords Necrotising fasciitis Osteomyelitis Proximal femur This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.[]

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  • Insect Bite

    Pott's puffy tumor, a feature of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone, is a rare entity, especially in adults.[] If a black widow or brown recluse spider bite is suspected, apply ice to the area and seek medical help.[] Without treatment it can spread throughout the body causing the additional symptoms of dizziness, weakness and confusion.[] , possibly indicating shock Rapid heartbeat Swelling of face, tongue, lips or throat Dizziness or fainting Confusion Note that if your child is stung in the mouth by a wasp[]

    Missing: Skin Ulcer with Punched Out Edge
  • Skin Infection

    Osteomyelitis – Infection of the bones that causes severe inflammation.[] Due to its location and appearance, erythrasma is often confused with fungal infections such as athlete's foot and jock itch .[] The types of infections one can get from this type of bacteria are bacteraemia (blood infection), osteomyelitis (bone infection), endocarditis (infection of the inner lining[] The CA_MRSA lesions have been confused with spider bites.[]

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  • Tropical Phagedenic Ulcer

    […] pneumoniae infection Myiasis Necrotizing skinsoft tissue infx Neutropenic typhlitis Nocardiosis Oesophagostomiasis Onchocerciasis Orbital and eye infections Orf Ornithosis Osteomyelitis[] In Australia, papular lesions may initially be confused with an insect bite.[] […] with punched out edge Sore on skin Superficial ulcer of skin Syphilitic punched out ulcer Tropical phagedenic ulcer Tropical phagedenic ulcer Ulcer due to Treponema vincentii[] An outpatient bone biopsy was ordered to assess for suspected osteomyelitis.[]

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  • Hyperpyrexia

    We observed a patient who, during the administration of intravenous cimetidine, became hyperpyretic and confused.[] The patient presented with a 2-week history of fever and increasing confusion, in the context of a number of changes to his medication regimen.[] Her mental status was alert without confusion at the time of arrival, but after several hours, her dyskinesia grew worse and she became confused.[] Suspected provocation factor Symptoms Duration of dyskinesia/hyperpyrexia Medication (mg/day) Treatment Gil-Navarro and Grandas [ 1 ] 68/F NA 12 NA Generalized dyskinesia, confusion[]

    Missing: Skin Ulcer with Punched Out Edge
  • Confusion

    We describe the case of an 85-year-old woman who developed acute confusion, acute kidney injury and temperature spikes while on extended courses of beta-lactams for osteomyelitis[] In medicine confusion is the quality or state of being bewildered or unclear.[] ‘there seems to be some confusion about which system does what’ ‘he cleared up the confusion over the party's policy’ ‘The uncertainty symbolises the current confusion over[] . confusion (kən-fyo͞o′zhən) n.[]

    Missing: Skin Ulcer with Punched Out Edge
  • Lyme Disease

    This report describes cases of septic shock, osteomyelitis, Clostridium difficile colitis, and paraspinal abscess resulting from treatments for chronic Lyme disease.[] View Article PubMed Google Scholar Rosenstein ED, Kramer N: Lyme disease misdiagnosed as a Brown Recluse spider bite.[] "Physicians are confused, still, about how they should be diagnosing it," Moriarty said.[] Use of amplification and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene to Mycoplasma pneumoniae osteomyelitis in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia. Clin. Infect.[]

    Missing: Skin Ulcer with Punched Out Edge
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer

    Plain film radiographs as well as a bone scan did not identify osteomyelitis.[] Frequently the patient self-diagnoses the ulcer as a “brown-recluse bite,” even in areas that brown recluse spiders are extremely uncommon.[] I see people use them interchangeably, but I am very confused with this. Can someone help?[] The ulcer appears “punched out,” with well demarcated edges and a pale, non-granulating, often necrotic base.[]

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