ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Toxic Reaction due to Multiple Wasp Stings in a Child: A Case Report [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(5): 528-530 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.34545

Toxic Reaction due to Multiple Wasp Stings in a Child: A Case Report

Yasemin Özkale1, Murat Özkale2
1Department of Pediatrics, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Turgut Noyan Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Türkiye
2Division of Pediatric Intensive Care, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Turgut Noyan Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Türkiye

Background: Poisoning caused by wasp and bee stings is the most common type of poisoning caused by insects in Türkiye. The wasp belongs to the family Vespidae, a subgroup of the class Hymenoptera (membrane-winged insects). While mild symptoms are frequently observed in response to a single wasp sting, multiple wasp stings can cause severe poisoning and toxic reactions.
Case Report: We present a case of a 7-year-old male patient who died after developing rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury (AKI), and multiple organ failure as a result of multiple wasp stings.
Conclusion: The case report of our patient revealed that poisoning from multiple wasp stings can show a fatal course in chil-dren. When the number of wasp stings is 20–200 and when stings occur in the head-and-neck regions, AKI and mortality are high. Therefore, these patients should be hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit and monitored closely for toxic reactions.

Keywords: Bee poising, toxic reaction.

Yasemin Özkale, Murat Özkale. Toxic Reaction due to Multiple Wasp Stings in a Child: A Case Report. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(5): 528-530

Corresponding Author: Yasemin Özkale, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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