3-year-old Tenn. girl dies after spider bite

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Macon County family is mourning the loss of a 3-year-old girl who died less than a day after being bitten by a brown recluse spider.

Pam White said her great granddaughter, Kaylee Davis, was bitten on her chest by the spider on Tuesday evening.

The girl was taken to the Lafayette Hospital, but was allowed to return home that night.

White told WTVF-TV in Nashville that her condition got worse and that she had a 104-degree fever and was vomiting.

The next morning, she was taken to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville where she was given a blood transfusion. She died at the hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.


Information from: WTVF-TV, http://www.newschannel5.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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