The case of a young man with a chronic, resistant, and unpredictable wound is described. The wound is believed to have been caused by the bite of a brown recluse spider. This article presents a brief overview of the potential sequelae of brown recluse spider bite and a pictorial review of this young man's wound during a 22-month period.
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A unique, complex lesion associated with a brown recluse spider bite and complicated by chronic venous sufficiency is described.