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Spider-bitten patient dies in hospital

The man in Phrae province who was bitten by a Brown Tarantula spider and had his leg amputated to save his life has died of intestinal haemorrhage.

death by spider Dr Thongchai Meeluekarn, deputy director of Phrae provincial hospital, said that the patient, Mr Uthai Wiangkham, a native of Mae Puak, Den Chai district, was placed under 24-hour watch after he had his leg which was bitten by the spider amputated in order to spare his life.

However, he said the patient developed kidney failure after the surgery and his condition continued to deteriorate with intestinal haemorrhage being detected due to low blood platelet.

Mr Uthai’s body was later brought by his relatives back to his home town for funeral.

Mr Uthai was the first known fatality from spider bite in this country

Thai PBS

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