Multiple hornet stings with features of Reye's syndrome.


Hornet's venom is known to possess a variety of toxic effects. A 19-mo-old girl who developed a Reye-like syndrome following multiple stings by the Oriental hornet (Vespa orientalis) is described. She presented with encephalopathy associated with hepatomegaly, elevated transaminase levels, low prothrombin time, and hyperammonemia. Liver biopsy demonstrated… (More)


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