oa South African Medical Journal - Harpactirella lightfooti as a cause of spider-bite in the Union*
|Article Title||Harpactirella lightfooti as a cause of spider-bite in the Union*|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Union Health Department, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Dec 1939|
|Pages||808 - 809|
|Keyword(s)||Harpactirella lightfooti, Neurotropic, Spider-bite, Tarantula and Venomous spiders|
Two cases of spider-bite caused by H. lightfooti are reported. The bite of specimens of H. lightfooti was found to be lethal to white mice. Attempts to separate the venom of H. lightfooti were unsuccesful in view of the lability of the venom. Mice injected with L. indistinctus antivenene were found to be protected against the bite of H. lightfooti.
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