Fatal anaphylaxis following multiple red fire ant strings

  title={Fatal anaphylaxis following multiple red fire ant strings},
  author={Radheshyam Purkait and Biswajit Das and Ashis Kumar Saha and Sreyasi Bhattacharya and Monoranjan Mondal and Birendranath Roy},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences},
Red Fire Ants Are Present In Almost All Countries And In All Places. Because Of Their Resistance To Natural And Chemical Control, Fire Ants Can Overwhelm Their Environment And Destroy Land And Animals. Fire Ants Can Also Cause A Variety Of Health Problems In Humans, Ranging From Simple Stings To Severe Life Threatening Anaphylaxis. Most Of The Deaths Following Red Fire Ant Strings Are Reported From South-Eastern United States And Australia. We Report A Three-Year-Old Child, Known Allergic To… 
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