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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ConclusionsSPT300 shows a  high but not substantially superior sensitivity utilizing both WV and BV extract for diagnosis of HV allergy compared to SPT100 and IDT1. However, since SPT300 with BV extract demonstrated a very low specificity, our results indicate that SPT300 has limited added value in the diagnosis of HV alle rgy.
Source: Allergo Journal International - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Stings by Hymenoptera insects are relatively common in the general population and may cause different symptoms ranging from mild and local reactions to life-threatening and fatal anaphylaxis.1
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewUnaware of the natural history of large local reactions caused by Hymenoptera stings, patients and clinicians are often concerned when faced with these reactions. These concerns include the difficulty in avoiding stings, the local discomfort, and the fear that the local reaction portends systemic, potentially life-threatening subsequent reactions. This review presents the historical studies that have assessed the natural history of large local reactions caused by Hymenoptera stings and, in doing so, provides rationale for the current consensus guidelines for the management of these reactions.Recent...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
American Journal of Hematology, EarlyView.
Source: American Journal of Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewSevere anaphylaxis is a generalized reaction in which cardiovascular and respiratory involvement lead to a fatal or near-fatal outcome. Triggers of severe anaphylaxis differ from one age group to another and are mostly represented by drugs and hymenoptera stings in adults and food in children. Several risk factors and cofactors can increase the odds of severe anaphylaxis by different and still undefined mechanisms.Recent findingsMajor risk factors for severe anaphylaxis include old age, male sex, and preexisting medical conditions such as mast cell disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and uncontroll...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Recognize the presentation of anaphylaxis for prompt management and treatment and to provide tools for the diagnosis of the underlying cause(s) and set up a long-term treatment to prevent recurrence of anaphylaxis. Recent findings The recent description of phenotypes provides new insight and understanding into the mechanisms and causes of anaphylaxis through a better understanding of endotypes and biomarkers for broad clinical use. Summary Anaphylaxis is the most severe hypersensitivity reaction and can lead to death. Epinephrine is the first-line treatment of anaphylaxis and it is life-saving. Pa...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: OUTCOME MEASURES: Edited by Henry Milgrom and René Maximiliano Gómez Source Type: research
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
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a disorder caused by the abnormal proliferation of mast cells (MCs) in one or more organs, leading to heterogeneous clinical presentations. Patients with SM are more at risk for Hymenoptera sting –induced anaphylaxis,1 and in these patients indolent SM is the most frequent form of this disorder.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
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