Reference 2019-36

REF:           2019-36

Subject:       Spider Bites



I’m looking for information on spider bites, and I ask for the following information.

– How many patients have you treated for suspected and/or diagnosed spider bites in the last five years?

– Can I please have a yearly breakdown on those figures for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

– Can I please request a brief description of the treatment carried out, date of treatment, age and gender of the patient.

– Where possible, can you indicate what type of spider was suspected of causing the bite?




There has been no venomous spider bites recorded within the timeframe requested. Based on diagnosis codes:


Toxic effect of contact with venomous spider – T63.3

Contact with venomous spider – X21


Non venomous spider bites aren’t coded to a level of detail sufficient to answer the question. The diagnosis code used is ‘Bitten or stung by nonvenomous insect and other nonvenomous arthropod – W57’.