hymenoptera sting


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hymenoptera sting

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

Hymenoptera

an order of the class Insecta. Includes the ants, wasps, hornets, bees, fireants and sawflies. Characterized by two pairs of shiny, membranous wings.

Hymenoptera sting
a cause of injury and sometimes serious toxic and hypersensitivity reactions, particularly in dogs, which may be local or systemic. See also bee sting.
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Examination of the data retrieved from INEC revealed that in Costa Rica, 52 deaths attributed to Hymenoptera stings were reported in 1985-2006.
Charpin D, Birnbaum J, Lanteaume A , Vervloet D: Prevalence of allergy to hymenoptera stings in different samples of the general population.
Sujatha Ramesh studied 57 cases of Hymenoptera stings and found that local reactions predominated, with just 12 children having systemic symptoms and 2 suffering reactions serious enough to require hospitalization.
Systemic reactions to Hymenoptera stings (bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, fire ants) can occur in 0.
Sujatha Ramesh studied 57 cases of Hymenoptera stings and found that local reactions predominated, with just 12 children exhibiting some degree of systemic symptoms and 2 suffering reactions serious enough to require hospitalization.