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Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2014 Jan;17(1):125-7. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.128581.

Multiple cerebral infarctions with severe multi-organ dysfunction following multiple wasp stings.

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Department of Neurology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.


Wasp and bee sting are commonly encountered worldwide. Local reactions are more common, generally are self-limiting and settle within a few hours. Multiple stings can lead to various clinical manifestations like vomiting, diarrhea, dyspnea, generalized edema, hypotension, syncope, acute renal failure, and even death. Rarely, they can cause vasculitis, serum sickness, neuritis, and encephalitis. We are reporting a case of 40-year-old male who presented with stroke, right hemiparesis with severe multi-organ dysfunction due to multiple wasp stings.


Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation; stroke; wasp sting

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