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1 December 2009 Latrodectism in New Caledonia: First Report of Presumed Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti) Envenomation
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We describe a recent case of presumed redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) envenomation observed near Noumea in New Caledonia. This is the first local reported case in this archipelago, where L. hasselti is currently considered a native species. We highlight the challenge of providing appropriate analgesia in this situation and believe that the use of specific redback spider antivenom should be considered in New Caledonia.

Claude Maillaud, Hervé Jourdan, Ken Winkel, Gaëlle Arnaud, Patrick Lafforgue, and Francis Durand "Latrodectism in New Caledonia: First Report of Presumed Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti) Envenomation," Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 20(4), 339-343, (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.1580/1080-6032-020.004.0339
Published: 1 December 2009
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