Stinging insect allergy.

  title={Stinging insect allergy.},
  author={Robert E. Reisman},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={76 4},
Insect sting anaphylaxis is a relatively common problem estimated to affect at least 0.4% of the population and is responsible for at least 40 deaths per year in the United States. The allergic reactions are mediated by IgE antibodies directed at constituents in honeybee, yellow jacket, hornet, and wasp venoms. In addition, increasing numbers of reactions occur from fire ant stings, non-winged Hymenoptera present in the Southeastern United States. The anaphylactic symptoms are typical of those… CONTINUE READING


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