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Cardiomyopathy Following Latrodectus Envenomation

Author(s): Levine, Michael | Canning, Joshua | Chase, Robyn | Ruha, Anne-Michelle

Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1936-900X

Volume: 11;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 521;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: black widow | latrodectus | cardiomyopathy | pulmonary edema | envenomation

Latrodectus envenomations are common throughout the United States and the world. While many envenomations can result in catecholamine release with resultant hypertension and tachycardia, myocarditis is very rare. We describe a case of a 22- year-old male who sustained a Latrodectus envenomation complicated by cardiomyopathy. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(5):521-523.]

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