Fatal anaphylaxis due to fire ant stings.

  title={Fatal anaphylaxis due to fire ant stings.},
  author={Joseph A. Prahlow and Jeffrey J. Barnard},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={19 2},
  • J. Prahlow, J. Barnard
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology
Imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri) are the source of a potentially lethal environmental hazard in the southeastern United States. Because of their resistance to natural and chemical control, fire ants can overwhelm their environment, causing destruction of land and animals. Fire ants can also cause a variety of health problems in humans, ranging from simple stings to anaphylaxis and death. We present a case of a 30-year-old woman who died of anaphylaxis following… 

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