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A case report on unusual cause of young ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident: a rare complication of honey bee stings

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K. Varuni ,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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S. Sivansuthan,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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G. Joseph Piratheepan,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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R. Gajanthan

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Honey bee stings usually won’t require hospitalization. The clinical features of Bee stings can be from local reactions such as pain, wheal, flare, edema, swelling to systemic anaphylactic reactions and infrequent major complications reported from different studies include rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, acute pulmonary edema, disseminated intravascular coagulation, stroke, encephalopathy and very rarely cerebral hemorrhage. (1,2) Stroke following bee sting can be due to toxins itself, following anaphylactic shock or pain induced catecholamines surge. Here we report a case on ischemic Cerebrovascular accident following multiple Bee stings complicated with anaphylactic shock.
How to Cite: Varuni K, Sivansuthan S, Joseph Piratheepan G, Gajanthan R. A case report on unusual cause of young ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident: a rare complication of honey bee stings. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2018;30(2):32–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v30i2.25
Published on 28 Dec 2018.
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