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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Conclusion The prevalence of the jellyfish swarms and the severity of clinical manifestations because of their envenomations suggest that it should be considered as a health hazard in the Mediterranean Sea. We call for public health authorities in affected countries to initiate a health hazards database, familiarize medical and healthcare staff with the clinical syndromes, train medical and healthcare staff` in appropriate treatment, and initiate and continue public awareness campaigns.
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Identification of Api m 1 IgE epitopes and characterization of their mimotopes described herein represents an important step towards better understanding of sting anaphylaxis pathogenesis and towards development of alternative immunotherapy for bee venom allergy.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to examine the common triggers of anaphylaxis in Qatar.MethodsA total of 1068 electronic medical records were audited using power chart system: 446 from the medical coding system of anaphylaxis and 622 from the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) dispensed during January 2012 –December 2017.ResultsOf 1068 patients, 574 (53.5%) had anaphylaxis; male to female ratio was 1.2, and 300 patients (77.9%) were less than  10 years old. The common triggers were food (n = 316, 55.0%), insect stings (n = 161, 28.0%), and drugs (n = 103, 17.9%). Common anaphylaxis food ...
Source: World Allergy Organization Journal - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We report the case of a 3-year-old child, which would help clinicians to focus on the treatment approach required after an incident involving multiple bee stings.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 3-year-old child, which would help clinicians to focus on the treatment approach required after an incident involving multiple bee stings.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 3-year-old child, which would help clinicians to focus on the treatment approach required after an incident involving multiple bee stings.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 3-year-old child, which would help clinicians to focus on the treatment approach required after an incident involving multiple bee stings.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
The severity of allergic reactions to insect stings ranges from mild, local reactions to systemic, life-threatening anaphylaxis.1, 2 Systemic reactions (SRs) to Hymenoptera stings can occur in 0.5-3.3% of adults in the US and 0.3-7.5% of adults in Europe.3, 4 In pediatric patients, the prevalence of SRs is lower, from 0.15-0.8%.5-8 In addition, in children, the majority of SRs from sting consist of exclusively cutaneous symptoms.9 Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is very effective in decreasing the SR risk after subsequent sting and is generally indicated in subjects with histories of SRs to Hymenoptera stings with extra-cutaneous symptoms.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Anaphylaxis is a systemic and hypersensitive allergic reaction caused by various triggers such as environmental, food, drug, and insects. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence, triggers, and clinical severity of anaphylaxis in 2 emergency departments (EDs) in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study based on a screening of medical records was conducted between January 2015 and August 2017, to identify confirmed cases of anaphylaxis. Patient characteristics were age, sex, previously known allergies, and the triggering allergens. The clinical severity was measured on the basis of the anaphylaxis international as...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionsAppropriate 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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