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Acute renal failure following multiple hornet stings.
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PMID:  3412546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five patients who developed acute renal failure due to acute tubular necrosis following multiple hornet (Vespa orientalis) stings are described. All of them had intravascular hemolysis. Evidence for rhabdomyolysis was present in 2 patients. Two patients had elevated transaminase and alkaline phosphatase levels and in 1 of these, liver biopsy showed centrilobular necrosis. Two patients had thrombocytopenia in the absence of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Two patients died of infections while the remaining 3 recovered completely. Acute renal failure following multiple hornet stings appears to result mainly from intravascular hemolysis or rhabdomyolysis although a direct nephrotoxic effect of venom cannot be excluded.
V Sakhuja; A Bhalla; B J Pereira; M M Kapoor; S R Bhusnurmath; K S Chugh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0028-2766     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephron     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-11     Completed Date:  1988-10-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331777     Medline TA:  Nephron     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Insect Bites and Stings / complications*
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology*
Kidney Tubular Necrosis, Acute / etiology*
Rhabdomyolysis / etiology

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