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An unusual neurological consequence of massive wasp stings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22744238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although rare, central and peripheral neurological manifestations after single or multiple wasp stings have been reported. The authors describe a 45-year-old man who developed periods of sudden loss of consciousness with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 6 after being stung by fifty wasps. These periods were seen directly after being stung and were continuing months later. Different mechanisms and pathophysiological findings of neurological sequela reported after wasp stings are being reviewed.
José Volders; Marcel Smits; Gerbrich Folkersma; David H Tjan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-29     Completed Date:  2014-02-04     Revised Date:  2014-07-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Glasgow Coma Scale
Insect Bites and Stings / complications*,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Unconsciousness / etiology*,  therapy

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