Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Medicine, Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh

2 Department of Nephrology, Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh

3 Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Abstract

 Wasp sting is a relatively common arthropod assault. This usually results in pain and mild allergic reactions, but sometimes may cause severe systemic reaction and multiorgan dysfunction including rhabdomyolysis, hemolysis, coagulopathy, hepatic, renal and cardiac complications. Along with several other pathomechanisms, rhabdomyolysis is a distinguished cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with wasp sting. We herein report a case in which the patient developed rhabdomyolysis followed by AKI due to multiple wasp stings. The offending wasp was brought to the hospital and the species was confirmed by a zoologist (Vespa affinis).

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