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Internet Journal of Cardiology, Volume 8, Number 1 (2010)



alanine aminotransferase, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, anamnesis, article, aspartate aminotransferase, bilirubin, bradycardia, calcium, case report, creatine kinase, creatine kinase MB, creatinine, creatinine blood level, deterioration, echocardiography, envenomation, heart block, heart ejection fraction, hemodialysis, hemoglobin, human, insect sting, intensive care unit, kidney dysfunction, limb swelling, liver function test, lymphocyte count, Mobitz type 1 heart block, myocarditis, neutrophil count, phosphorus, rhabdomyolysis, urea, urea blood level, urinalysis, urine color, wasp


Hymenoptera sting envenomation has been associated with a variety of allergic and systemic reactions involving many organs, rarely the heart. Though many theories have been proposed to explain the systemic reactions, the exact mechanism of etiopathogenesis of wasp venom in causing various organ disorders remains unknown. Very few cases have been reported wherein the wasp venom has been implicated in cardiac disorders. We hereby report a case of myocarditis following multiple wasp stings. © Internet Scientific Publications, LLC., 1996 to 2010.


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P. Vishwanath, Adhikari, D., Poudel, R., Poudel, K., Pillay V. V., and Menezes, R., “Myocarditis and mobitz type I heart block following wasp sting”, Internet Journal of Cardiology, vol. 8, 2010.