Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Acute pancreatitis and acute renal failure following multiple hornet stings

Sharma, N.K. Balamurugeshan, P.Sharma, A.

Hymenoptera is a class of insects that sting in order to subdue their prey. Humans coming into accidental contact with these insects results in stings that may cause from mild local reaction like weal formation around the sting site to severe systemic reactions such as intravascular hemolysis, acute renal failure, pulmonary edema, cerebral edema, and rarely pancreatitis. We report here the clinical course of a patient who developed concurrent acute pancreatitis and pigment-induced acute renal failure after multiple hornet stings.

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