R S Vetter

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reports of presumptive brown recluse spider bites reinforce improbable diagnosis in regions of North America where the spider is not endemic
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:442-5. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint An infestation of 2,055 brown recluse spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae) and no envenomations in a Kansas home: implications for bite diagnoses in nonendemic areas
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 39:948-51. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Brown recluse spider bite diagnoses and lawsuits
    Richard S Vetter
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:291-2. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Do hobo spider bites cause dermonecrotic injuries?
    Richard S Vetter
    Ann Emerg Med 44:605-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Bites of brown recluse spiders and suspected necrotic arachnidism
    David L Swanson
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz 85259, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:700-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Envenomation by a spider, Agelenopsis aperta (family: Agelenidae) previously considered harmless
    R S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 32:739-41. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Reports of envenomation by brown recluse spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae) outnumber verifications of Loxosceles spiders in Florida
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 41:593-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnoses of brown recluse spider bites (loxoscelism) greatly outnumber actual verifications of the spider in four western American states
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Toxicon 42:413-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Distribution of the medically-implicated hobo spider (Araneae: Agelenidae) and a benign congener, Tegenaria duellica, in the United States and Canada
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 40:159-64. 2003
  10. pmc Mass envenomations by honey bees and wasps
    R S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside 92521, USA
    West J Med 170:223-7. 1999

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Reports of presumptive brown recluse spider bites reinforce improbable diagnosis in regions of North America where the spider is not endemic
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:442-5. 2002
    ..Physicians' awareness of these conditions will increase diagnostic accuracy in areas of North America where bites from brown recluse spiders are improbable...
  2. ncbi request reprint An infestation of 2,055 brown recluse spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae) and no envenomations in a Kansas home: implications for bite diagnoses in nonendemic areas
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 39:948-51. 2002
    ..Despite this, physicians from nonendemic recluse areas often diagnose brown recluse bites which, therefore, are unlikely to be correct...
  3. ncbi request reprint Brown recluse spider bite diagnoses and lawsuits
    Richard S Vetter
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:291-2. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Do hobo spider bites cause dermonecrotic injuries?
    Richard S Vetter
    Ann Emerg Med 44:605-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Bites of brown recluse spiders and suspected necrotic arachnidism
    David L Swanson
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz 85259, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:700-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Envenomation by a spider, Agelenopsis aperta (family: Agelenidae) previously considered harmless
    R S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 32:739-41. 1998
    ..Misidentification can lead to undue anxiety in a patient's family...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reports of envenomation by brown recluse spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae) outnumber verifications of Loxosceles spiders in Florida
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 41:593-7. 2004
    ..Florida health care would improve if medical personnel would consider the multitude of other etiologies that manifest in dermonecrosis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnoses of brown recluse spider bites (loxoscelism) greatly outnumber actual verifications of the spider in four western American states
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Toxicon 42:413-8. 2003
    ..There are many conditions of diverse etiology that manifest in dermonecrosis. In the western United States, physician familiarity with these conditions will lead to more accurate diagnoses and subsequent proper remedy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Distribution of the medically-implicated hobo spider (Araneae: Agelenidae) and a benign congener, Tegenaria duellica, in the United States and Canada
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 40:159-64. 2003
    ..In large human population centers where both species are sympatric, T. duellica is usually more common than the hobo spider. Data from a total of 1,232 hobo spiders and 395 T. duellica are included in this study...
  10. pmc Mass envenomations by honey bees and wasps
    R S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside 92521, USA
    West J Med 170:223-7. 1999
    ..Victim death may occur due to renal failure or cardiac complications. With supportive care, however, most victims should be able to survive attacks from hundreds of wasps or approximately 1000 honey bees...
  11. ncbi request reprint Green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) envenomation
    S P Bush
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 18:64-6. 2000
    ..No local necrosis or systemic symptoms occurred. Treatment included tetanus immunization, wound care, and symptomatic therapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Verified bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Toxicon 47:826-9. 2006
    ..We present information on eight verified bites reported to us as well as eight additional bites recorded in the literature...
  13. ncbi request reprint Verified bites by yellow sac spiders (genus Cheiracanthium) in the United States and Australia: where is the necrosis?
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, 92521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:1043-8. 2006
    ..We discuss factors that lead to the erroneous elevation of virtually innocuous spiders to that of significant medical concern, which is a recurring problem in the medical community...
  14. ncbi request reprint Medical aspects of spider bites
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 53:409-29. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Refugia preferences by the spiders Loxosceles reclusa and Loxosceles laeta (Araneae: Sicariidae)
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:36-41. 2008
    ..The possible implications of this research toward developing novel control measures for Loxosceles spiders are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Distribution of the brown recluse spider (Araneae: Sicariidae) in Georgia with comparison to poison center reports of envenomations
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:15-20. 2009
    ..Bite diagnoses should be made with caution in north Georgia given the spider's spotty distribution with low frequency of occurrence...
  17. ncbi request reprint The ability of spiderlings of the widow spider Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae) to pass through different size mesh screen: implications for exclusion from air intake ducts and greenhouses
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:1396-8. 2009
    ..The results are discussed in regard to actual conditions found in typical commercial building situations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Myths about spider envenomations and necrotic skin lesions
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92507, USA
    Lancet 364:484-5. 2004
  19. doi request reprint The distribution of brown recluse spiders in the southeastern quadrant of the United States in relation to loxoscelism diagnoses
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    South Med J 102:518-22. 2009
    ..Furthermore, no antivenom is commercially available, and the brown recluse's infamy causes many skin lesions of nonarachnid origin to be misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites...
  20. ncbi request reprint Influence of spider silk on refugia preferences of the recluse spiders Loxosceles reclusa and Loxosceles laeta (Araneae: Sicariidae)
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Econ Entomol 103:808-15. 2010
    ..These findings are discussed in regard to pest management strategies to control recluse spiders...
  21. doi request reprint Arachnids misidentified as brown recluse spiders by medical personnel and other authorities in North America
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Toxicon 54:545-7. 2009
    ..A diverse assemblage of such misidentified arachnids is presented here. It is hoped that authorities will honestly assess their arachnological limitations and, instead, seek qualified arachnologists for spider identifications...
  22. ncbi request reprint Arachnids submitted as suspected brown recluse spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae): Loxosceles spiders are virtually restricted to their known distributions but are perceived to exist throughout the United States
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:512-21. 2005
    ..This study corroborates opinions that diagnosis of brown recluse spider bites is best restricted to areas historically supporting proven, widespread populations of Loxosceles spiders...
  23. ncbi request reprint Development of virtual bait stations to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in environmentally sensitive habitats
    Dong Hwan Choe
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 0314, USA
    J Econ Entomol 103:1761-9. 2010
    ..It excluded all insects except ants, required only milligram quantities of toxicant, and eliminated the problem of formulating toxicants into aqueous sugar baits...
  24. ncbi request reprint Caveats in interpreting poison control centre data in spider bite epidemiology studies
    R S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Public Health 120:179-81. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Of spiders and zebras: publication of inadequately documented loxoscelism case reports
    Richard S Vetter
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:1063-4. 2007
    ..Authors submitting papers alleging loxoscelism should adhere to standards of evidence when writing case reports...
  26. ncbi request reprint Loxoscelism and necrotic arachnidism: more myths and minor corrections
    Geoffrey K Isbister
    Ann Emerg Med 46:205-6; author reply 206-7. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint The diagnosis of brown recluse spider bite is overused for dermonecrotic wounds of uncertain etiology
    Richard S Vetter
    Ann Emerg Med 39:544-6. 2002
  28. pmc An approach to spider bites. Erroneous attribution of dermonecrotic lesions to brown recluse or hobo spider bites in Canada
    Robert G Bennett
    British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Saanichton
    Can Fam Physician 50:1098-101. 2004
    ..To dispel prevalent myths surrounding diagnosis of dermonecrotic and associated conditions supposedly resulting from bites of brown recluse, hobo, or other spiders in Canada...
  29. ncbi request reprint Additional considerations in presumptive brown recluse spider bites and dapsone therapy
    Richard S Vetter
    Am J Emerg Med 22:494-5. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Reports of envenomation by brown recluse spiders exceed verified specimens of Loxosceles spiders in South Carolina
    Ivar L Frithsen
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:483-8. 2007
    ..To determine whether the number of brown recluse spider bites diagnosed by South Carolina physicians coincides with evidence of brown recluse spiders found in the state...
  31. ncbi request reprint Spider bites: addressing mythology and poor evidence
    Geoffrey K Isbister
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:361-4; author reply 364-7. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Loxoscelism
    David L Swanson
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Clin Dermatol 24:213-21. 2006
    ..These injuries mostly are due to sphingomyelinase D in the spider venom. There is no proven effective therapy for Loxosceles bites, although many therapies are reported in the literature...
  33. ncbi request reprint Chemical burn misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bite
    Richard S Vetter
    Am J Emerg Med 20:68-9. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Arthropods in dermatology: errors in arachnology
    Richard S Vetter
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:923. 2005