Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Latrodectism with Cardiac Involvement

Alejandro Paredes1*, Alberto Fuensalida1, Paloma Becker2, Alex Bittner1 and José Luis Winter3

1Division of Enfermedades Cardiovascular, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile 2Emergency Service, Hospital Clínico Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile 3Complejo Asistencial Sótero del Río, Chile

*Correspondance to: Alejandro Paredes 

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Bite caused by arachnids form the genus Latrodectus is one of the most common worldwide. Mainly, it is associated with nervous system involvement and cardiovascular compromise, especially myocardic, is rare. We present the case of a 21 year old patient that was bitten by a Latrodectus mactans spider, who developed neurologic compromise and later presenting severe acute heart failure. After 10 days of treatment, the patient recovered without sequelae


Latrodectus; Myocarditis; Acute heart failure


Paredes A, Fuensalida A, Becker P, Bittner A, Winter JL. Latrodectism with Cardiac Involvement. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1852. ISSN: 2474-1655.

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