Injection of hymenoptera venom causes:
Release of biologic amines
Local or systemic allergic reactions
Usually IgE-mediated type I hypersensitivity reactions
Rarely type II...
Most common type of reaction
Local pain, erythema, and edema a...
Worsening symptoms, airway compromise
Persistent unstable vital signs require ICU admission.
Life-threatening reaction requires 24-hr observation.
Treat patients who present with systemic reactions to bee stings aggressively.
Provide prescriptions for EpiPen to patients discharged after presenting with life-threatening reactio...
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241820008 Bee sting (disorder)
282095007 Allergic reaction to bee sting (disorder)
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