Diagnosis of Hymenoptera venom allergy.

@article{Bil2005DiagnosisOH,
  title={Diagnosis of Hymenoptera venom allergy.},
  author={Beatrice M Bil{\`o} and Franziska Rueff and Holger F Mosbech and Floriano Bonifazi and Joanne N G Oude-Elberink},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={1339-49}
}
The purpose of diagnostic procedure is to classify a sting reaction by history, identify the underlying pathogenetic mechanism, and identify the offending insect. Diagnosis of Hymenoptera venom allergy thus forms the basis for the treatment. In the central and northern Europe vespid (mainly Vespula spp.) and honeybee stings are the most prevalent, whereas in the Mediterranean area stings from Polistes and Vespula are more frequent than honeybee stings; bumblebee stings are rare throughout… CONTINUE READING
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