Araña viuda negra

Esta es una araña viuda negra. Obsérvese el "reloj de arena" rojo sobre el abdomen. Su picadura puede producir síntomas severos, pero raras veces es mortal, excepto en niños pequeños y adultos mayores. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos).

Araña viuda negra

Revision

Last reviewed 10/4/2009 by Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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