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Cardiomyopathy Following Latrodectus Envenomation

  • Author(s): Levine, Michael
  • Canning, Joshua
  • Chase, Robyn
  • Ruha, Anne-Michelle
  • et al.
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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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