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Wasp-sting-induced pheochromozytoma crisis with stress-related cardiomyopathy (Takotsubo).
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PMID:  25369903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article presents the case of a patient with sudden onset of heart failure caused by transient severe left ventricular dysfunction with the typical pattern of stress-induced cardiomyopathy (takotsubo cardiomyopathy) who had wasp sting a few hours before admission in the presence of a previously asymptomatic pheochromocytoma. There seems to be correlation between the wasp-venom-induced pheochomocytoma crisis and acute onset of heart failure. Once pheocromocytoma is diagnosed, medical therapy is preferable before surgical treatment. This case demonstrates that a previously asymptomatic pheochromocytoma can become clinically relevant by catecholamine-releasing wasp venom causing stress-related cardiomyopathy and that patient history is mandatory for evaluating the cause of sudden clinical outcome.
Authors:
S Hausen; A Treusch; C Hermes; P Boekstegers
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2193-6226     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-6    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101575086     Medline TA:  Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Vernacular Title:
Wespenstichinduzierte sympathikotone Krise mit Stresskardiomyopathie (Takotsubo) bei Phäochromozytom.
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