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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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Infant antacid exposure was linked to a doubling of the risk for developing food allergies, and a 50 percent increase in the risk for developing drug allergies and a hypersensitive immune reaction to foreign toxins, such as a bee sting (anaphylaxis).
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: The VIT is an appropriate therapeutic method for most patients with severe anaphylactic reactions after a hymenoptera sting. The observation indicated that VIT is safe for pregnant women and for their infants. PMID: 29599677 [PubMed]
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Conclusion The vital signs and clinical conditions of the patients who were treated by the DH staff when they were in an anaphylactic state at the scene showed improvement when they arrived at the hospital.
Source: Air Medical Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Although bee venom (BV) is a toxin that causes bee stings to be painful, it has been widely used clinically for the treatment of certain immune‑associated diseases. BV has been used traditionally for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. In this regard, the present study analyzed the effect of BV on the regulation of inflammatory mediator production by mast cells and their allergic inflammatory responses in an animal model. HMC‑1 cells were treated with BV prior to stimulation with phorbol‑12‑myristate 13‑acetate plus calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI). The production of allergy‑associ...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research
Abstract The most frequent jellyfish in Southern Brazil causes mainly local pain and skin plaques. A 3-year-old female bather presented an erythematous, irregular plaque on the left forearm after contact with a jellyfish and intense facial angioedema with facial flushing. The lungs had vesicular murmur, wheezes, and snorts, and pink and spumous secretion in the airways with intercostal retraction. She was administered subcutaneous adrenaline (0.1mg/kg) and hydrocortisone intravenous (10mg/kg) with total recovery in a few minutes. The manifestations of anaphylactic reactions are distinct from those of envenomations, and pro...
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
We report on a 29-year old bee keeper who experienced an anaphylactic reaction following the consumption of a freshly prepared beverage from raw drone larvae. Larvae-specific sensitization was confirmed by prick-to-prick and basophil activation testing. Bee stings and classical bee products including honey and royal jelly were tolerated. This is the hitherto first report on IgE-mediated allergy to drone larvae. We suggest that a certain awareness towards the allergenicity of bee larvae is required. PMID: 29384114 [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
Jellyfish stings are a common event in seas worldwide, with an estimated 150 million envenomations annually, usually resulting in acute cutaneous inflammation, although some allergic reactions have been documented.1 Usually the allergy manifests with rashes, erythema, and pruritus and in some cases with even more severe reactions such as anaphylaxis. Among jellyfish (ie, Scyphozoa, Cubozoa, and the siphonophore Portuguese man o'war), there are different species, some of them very dangerous; their sting can lead to severe injuries and even death of the individual (mainly from Cubozoa and Siphonophora).
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Poly(g-glutamic acid) (PGA) is the allergen of fermented soybeans, natto, that causes late-onset anaphylaxis. We speculated that jellyfish stings sensitize adults to PGA because a surfer had allergies to both natto and jellyfish, which produce PGA while stinging someone. The aim of the study was to identify demographic and behavior factors, such as marine sports, associated with PGA sensitization.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Appropriate education and prevention measures aimed at decreasing injury from animals should be directed at the high-risk groups of agricultural workers and young children with dogs. Public policy and treatment pricing should align to ensure adequate available medication for those at risk of anaphylaxis from stings from Hymenoptera.
Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
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