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Giant honey bee (Apis dorsata) sting and acute limb ischemia: a case report and review of the literature

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Title
Giant honey bee (Apis dorsata) sting and acute limb ischemia: a case report and review of the literature
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BMC Research Notes, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3422-6
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Gowri M. Ratnayake, P. N. Weerathunga, Matharage Shani Apsara Dilrukshi, E. W. R. Amara Witharana, Saroj Jayasinghe

Abstract

Clinically significant manifestations of Hymenopteran envenomation is increasingly recognized in Sri Lanka. These clinical manifestations range from localized allergic reactions to end-organ failure and thrombotic-episodes. We report a case of 65 year old male who developed acute lower limb ischaemia after a sting of the hymenopteran Apis dorsata. A 65 year old male with hypertension and hyperlipidaemia presented with envenomation from an attack of a swarm of A. dorsata. He subsequently developed acute limb ischaemia following an acute femoral thrombus and made a complete recovery with anticoagulation and surgical-embolectomy. This case adds to the spectrum of thrombotic manifestations of Hymenopteran venom highlighting the requirement for close monitoring and clinical vigilance in these patients.

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Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 2 22%
Librarian 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Lecturer 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Other 2 22%
Unknown 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 44%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 33%
Chemistry 1 11%
Unknown 1 11%

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