|Year : 2002 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 319--21
Wasp sting induced neurological manifestations.
A Sachdev, M Mahapatra, S D'Cruz, A Kumar, R Singh, SS Lehl
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital Chadigarh - 160 047, India., Chad
Wasp stings generally cause local reactions like pain, wheal, flare, edema and swelling, which are generally self-limiting. Multiple stings can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, generalized edema, dyspnea, hypotension, collapse, renal failure or death. Unusually, they may cause serum sickness, vasculitis, neuritis or encephalitis. We report a case of a 40 year old male who developed focal neurological deficit 10 hours following a wasp sting, which was confirmed to be ponto-cerebellar infarction on MRI scan, and recovered within five days.
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital Chadigarh - 160 047, India.
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