We conducted a literature search, and an annotated bibliography of pertinent articles was prepared and circulated to all OKPRN members.
Data for this study were recorded by 27 physicians from 19 OKPRN practices on 2 preprinted, postage paid cards.
Between April 11, 1996, and August 1, 1998, the members of OKPRN reported 149 possible brown recluse bites.
Meat tenderizer was suggested by one of the OKPRN members as something that might break down the venom toxins into innocuous peptides.
An arrangement was made with the Oklahoma Poison Control Center to use a modified form of the OKPRN card to collect data from telephone calls if the victim was suspected to have been bitten by a brown recluse spider.