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Mystery bug bite leaves Arizona man covered in bruises

Doctors in Arizona are baffled over a bug bite that has left a man's arm covered in painful bruises.

Thomas Jay said he was taking out the trash earlier this month when he saw a bug he'd never seen before. He told CBS 5:

“As I glanced at it really quick, all of a sudden I just felt this excruciating pinch, this pressure, this bite or a sting that happened and occurred. And I immediately went and swatted the bug off.”

Jay's wife created a GoFundMe to cover his medical costs. She says the bug looked like a Solifugae, which is a spider-like bug that likes warm and arid climates.

Doctors are still trying to figure out why Jay's body is having such a violent reaction to the bite. His wife said:

“It started with one little round circle and became an emergency in a matter of hours. We are still praying there are no long-term effects, but there are still issues with the arm and more medical tests and doctors to see.”

As of Tuesday, Jay is still awaiting the results of his biopsy.

Click here to read more at AZ Family.

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