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CASE REPORT
Brown recluse (L. rufescens) can bite in Northern Italy, too: first case report and review of the literature
  1. David Michael Abbott1,
  2. Enrico Brunetti2,
  3. Stefania Barruscotti3 and
  4. Valeria Brazzelli1
  1. 1 Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic, and Pediatric Sciences, Institute of Dermatology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  2. 2 Unit of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
  3. 3 Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic, and Pediatric Sciences, Institute of Dermatology, PhD Experimental Medicine, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Valeria Brazzelli, vbrazzelli{at}libero.it

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the study of the case and in the drafting of the work providing a wide bibliographic review. DMA: writing publication. EB: writing and analysis and interpretation of data. SB: conception and design. VB: writing, conception and design, critical revision of publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors contributed to the study of the case and in the drafting of the work providing a wide bibliographic review. DMA: writing publication. EB: writing and analysis and interpretation of data. SB: conception and design. VB: writing, conception and design, critical revision of publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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