Septic Emboli

27 year old guy comes in with a “spider bite”. What he didn’t realize is that the little blue spots on his fingers & toes were septic emboli from a blood borne infection. Did it start with the “bite”? Was the bite really an IV drug site? A skin popping site? For an otherwise health guy to get septic and have septic embolic phenomenon from a spider bite is really, really creepy!

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