These are NOT spider bites

Although we have had reports of necrotic spider bites, the photos shown here look like they may be spider bites, but are actually MRSA sores.

For additional information, see Skin Lesions in Barracks: Consider Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection Instead of – Spider Bites  by Richard S. Vetter, et. al.

 

Looks like a spider bite but is not. Diagnosed as a MRSA sore -3
Looks like a spider bite but is not. Diagnosed as a MRSA sore

 

MRSA wound
Looks like a spider bite but is not. Diagnosed as a MRSA sore

 

Here is a side-by-side comparison from WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-closer-look-at-mrsa

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Comparison of MRSA and spider bite from WebMD.com
Comparison of MRSA and spider bite from WebMD.com

 

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