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Wasp sting mortality in Australia.
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PMID:  11008593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wasp sting fatalities have rarely been reported in Australia. We used data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and State coronial authorities to investigate deaths from wasp stings in Australia from 1979 through 1998. Seven cases were identified, all involving men in rural settings. Five of the seven victims had prior histories of wasp or bee venom allergy, or both, but none carried injectable adrenalin. All patients with a history of systemic Hymenoptera sting allergy should undergo assessment for immunotherapy and carry adrenalin.
F McGain; J Harrison; K D Winkel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  173     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-06     Completed Date:  2000-10-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne, VIC.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Insect Bites and Stings / mortality*
Middle Aged
Rural Population

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