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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

Abstract

MSIWA, A  and  NTSHALINTSHALI, S D. Pit latrines: A potential risk factor for latrodectism in rural South Africa?. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2019, vol.109, n.11, pp.848-849. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2019.v109i11.14121.

Latrodectus spp. spider bites usually occur away from domestic sites, in the open fields or bushes. We report 3 cases of latrodectism that were identified to be associated with bites by these spiders in a rural domestic setting, specifically while the victim was using a pit latrine.

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