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How can a spider bite cause an emergency?

Spider bites can cause many problems. Specific spider bites are known to be more harmful than others, especially black widow and brown recluse bites. Urgent problems include signs of infection or tissue death. Emergencies from a spider bite are rare but can include a serious allergic reaction that causes breathing problems.

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