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Envenomation by a fire ant, bee, hornet, or wasp. The sting from any of these insects may cause localized or, in some sensitized patients, systemic allergic reactions. Stings by venomous insects are one of the most common causes of anaphylaxis found in hospital emergency departments.
See also: sting
an order of the class Insecta. Includes the ants, wasps, hornets, bees, fireants and sawflies. Characterized by two pairs of shiny, membranous wings.
a cause of injury and sometimes serious toxic and hypersensitivity reactions, particularly in dogs, which may be local or systemic. See also bee sting.