J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol.  2002 Dec;22(4):747-750.

A case of angioedema associated with eosinophilia induced by bee sting

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji Hospital, Eulji Medical College, Seoul, Korea. ksh1134@eulji.or.kr

Abstract

There have been few reports of manifestations such as vasculitis, nephrosis, neuritis, encephalitis, and serum sickness occuring in a temporal relation to insect stings. Symptoms usually start several days to several weeks after the sting and may last for a long time. Angioedema with eosinophilia induced by bee sting has not reported in medical literature. We report a case of eosinophilia with angioedema induced by bee venom in a 30-year-old woman whom presented with edema of extremities and peripheral blood eosinophilia. The patient had high titer of specific IgE to yellow jacket venom.

Keyword

Eosinophilia; Angioedema; Bee venom

MeSH Terms

Adult
Angioedema*
Bee Venoms
Bees*
Bites and Stings*
Edema
Encephalitis
Eosinophilia*
Extremities
Female
Humans
Immunoglobulin E
Insect Bites and Stings
Nephrosis
Neuritis
Serum Sickness
Vasculitis
Venoms
Wasps
Bee Venoms
Immunoglobulin E
Venoms
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