Allergic reactions to insect stings and bites.

  title={Allergic reactions to insect stings and bites.},
  author={John E Moffitt},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={96 11},
Insect stings are an important cause of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can also occur from insect bites but is less common. Insect venoms contain several well-characterized allergens that can trigger anaphylactic reactions. Effective methods to diagnose insect sting allergy and assess risk of future sting reactions have been developed. Management strategies using insect avoidance measures, self-injectable epinephrine, and allergen immunotherapy are very effective in reducing insect-allergic patients… CONTINUE READING

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