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VUMC mourns loss of former Dermatology leader King

Feb. 10, 2022—Longtime faculty member Lloyd E. King Jr., MD, PhD, who joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1977 as chief of the Division of Dermatology, died Feb. 8 at Vanderbilt University Hospital after a brief illness.

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Children at risk for complications from brown recluse spider bites: study

Apr. 27, 2017—Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) reported April 19.

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Tennessee Poison Center offers tips for preventing and treating black widow and brown recluse spider bites

Jul. 20, 2015—Most spiders are non-venomous and most spider bites are harmless. They may cause some local redness and pain, but can usually be managed at home by washing, applying ice and keeping the area clean. But poisonous spiders thrive in many temperate areas of the United States, and knowing how to identify them and treat venomous...

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Brown recluse spider bites crawling upward

Jul. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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