Brown recluse spider bite on the hand
This lesion was produced by the bite of a brown recluse spider. The brown recluse is one of two common spiders in the United States considered poisonous. (The other is the black widow.) However, the hobo spider, wolf spider, and jumping spider can also produce bites that require medical attention.Update Date: 5/20/2008 Updated by: Stephen C Acosta, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.