Spanish woman dies from bee sting acupuncture

The unnamed patient suffered an anaphylactic shock to the venom, which led to a coma and multiple organ failure.  She passed away weeks later in a Madrid hospital.
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Publication date: April 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 7, Issue 4Author(s): David B.K. Golden, Melody C. CarterInsect sting anaphylaxis and mast cell disorders are intertwined in a specific and unusual way. There may be specific subsets of clonal mast cell disorders that are predisposed to sting anaphylaxis. The clinical characteristics of the sting reactions should raise suspicion of underlying mastocytosis (eg, hypotension without hives especially in a male). A baseline serum tryptase level is helpful in the evaluation of patients with insect sting anaphylaxis because it c...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The gender, treatment duration and stage of anaphylactic reaction influenced level of anxiety. The level of feeling of safety was related to the place of living. PMID: 30922038 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research
Abstract Stinging accidents involving wasp venom are a notable cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in Asia. However, very little attention has been paid to the understanding of the mechanisms involved in this type of AKI. The aims of this review are to explore the evidence for the mechanisms and the therapeutic role of renal replacement therapy of wasp venom and AKI. A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed for the association among wasp venom and AKI. Wasp venom is a complex mixture of biologically active components, including enzymes, amines, and peptides. Wasp venom may induce local anaphylaxis ...
Source: Toxicon - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicon Source Type: research
The basis of venom immunotherapy (VIT) can be defined as protection against IgE-mediated immunologic mechanisms such as anaphylaxis.1,2 Most insect stings produce local reactions of swelling, pain, erythema and pruritus, typically peaking by 24-48 hours and resolving within 3-10 days.5 Unfortunately, some patients experience systemic reactions ranging from cutaneous reactions only (characterized by urticaria and/or angioedema, excluding throat, larynx and tongue) to life-threatening systemic anaphylactic reactions (SAR).
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Dennis K. Ledford
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Most SR during UR were mild with no need for adrenaline treatment. The honey bee venom and the severity of the anaphylaxis during the field sting were the only SR´s risk factors for systemic adverse reactions during the UR. PMID: 30702236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol Source Type: research
This article discusses the epidemiology, prevention, clinical features, and treatment of venomous bites by snakes, lizards, and spiders; stings by fish, jellyfish, echinoderms, insects, and scorpions; and poisoning by ingestion of fish, turtles, and shellfish. Invertebrate stings cause fatalities by anaphylaxis, secondary to acquired hypersensitivity (Hymenoptera, such as bees, wasps, and ants; and jellyfish), and by direct envenoming (scorpions, spiders, jellyfish, and echinoderms). Simple preventive techniques, such as wearing protective clothing, using a flashlight at night, and excluding venomous animals from sleeping ...
Source: Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
The relationship between the site of hymenoptera sting and the severity of anaphylaxis after the sting has not been reported in Europe.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Tuesday that its much-anticipated generic EpiPen is now available “in limited quantity” in the U.S. — at the same $300 list price as manufacturer Mylan’s authorized generic version. Teva was in August granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first generic version of the EpiPen and lower-dose EpiPen Jr. The approval was heralded as a win for patient choice, as the generic would offer allergy sufferers an alternative to Mylan’s version of the anaphylaxis-reversing auto-injector, which had over time risen in price to cost $608 for a two-...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news
ConclusionAtypical cold urticaria should be suspected in all cases of anaphylaxis related to cold exposure (i.e. contact with water) with a negative cold stimulation test.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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