Saturday, May 23, 2009

Multiple Bee Stings Can Lead to Renal Failure

Acute Renal Failure Following Bee Stings: Case Reports
Rev Soc Bras Med Trop, 2009 Mar-Apr;42(2):209-12 [Article in Portuguese]

Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by muscle injury, most frequently due to muscle crushing and trauma. However, it may also be induced by non-traumatic causes, for example by means of stinging by Africanized bees.

We describe two cases of rhabdomyolysis that presented dialytic acute renal failure after several bee stings.

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