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Venom allergy and knowledge about anaphylaxis among beekeepers and their families.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2020 May 24. Epub 2020 May 24.

Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Beekeepers and their families are at an increased risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis due to recurrent bee-sting exposures.

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the demographic features, previous history of anaphylaxis among beekeepers and their family members, and their knowledge about the symptoms and management of anaphylaxis.

Methods: A standardized questionnaire was administered to beekeepers during the 6th International Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress held in 2018, in Mugla, Turkey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aller.2020.01.008DOI Listing

Large local reactions and systemic reactions to insect stings: Similarities and differences.

PLoS One 2020 16;15(4):e0231747. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Background: Large local reactions (LLR) to Hymenoptera stings were considered as IgE-mediated late-phase inflammatory reactions. However, in older studies, most patients with LLR were skin test positive, but only around 50% had detectable sIgE determined by the RAST system.

Methods: Data of 620 patients were evaluated retrospectively: 310 patients who suffered from LLR and 310 patients with previous systemic sting reactions (SSR). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7162517PMC

An Envenoming Syndrome from Massive Stings Induces Multiple Organ Failure.

Insects 2020 Apr 2;11(4). Epub 2020 Apr 2.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei 231, Taiwan.

Envenoming syndrome is a systemic reaction induced by inoculation of large volumes of Hymenoptera venom. The clinical manifestations range from skin allergic reactions to multiple organ failure. Vespid venom-induced toxic reactions and anaphylaxis are the most common lethal mechanism of death, involving acute respiratory failure, acute liver failure, rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury, and severe coagulopathy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects11040219DOI Listing

European Foulbrood in stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) in Brazil: Old disease, renewed threat.

J Invertebr Pathol 2020 May 19;172:107357. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Diamantina, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

Stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) are a group of bees with vestigial stings showing a high level of social organization. They are important pollinators in tropical and subtropical regions, and, in the last decades, stingless beekeeping has increased rapidly in Brazil. Bee-collected pollen and honey of Apis mellifera can be an important source of disease when used as supplements to feed stingless bee colonies, a common and increasing practice adopted by stingless beekeepers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107357DOI Listing
May 2020
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Epidemiology of envenomation by Africanized honeybees in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil.

Rev Bras Epidemiol 2020 21;23:e200005. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Centro de Educação e Saúde, Unidade Acadêmica de Saúde, Graduate Program in Natural Sciences and Biotechnology, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - Cuité (PB), Brazil.

Introduction: In the American continent, accidents caused by honeybees are a public health problem due to the high incidence and severity of the cases. Despite its medical importance, there are few epidemiological studies on this topic in Brazil, especially referring to the Northeastern states. The present study aims to describe the epidemiological features of honeybee envenomation cases in the state of the Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil, from 2007 to 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1980-549720200005DOI Listing

Massive Africanized honeybee stings in two hair sheep and a mare.

Toxicon 2020 Apr 28;177:35-40. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Universidade de Brasília, Galpão 4, Granja do Torto, Brasília, DF 70636-200, Brazil. Electronic address:

The findings of massive Africanized honeybee stings in two hair sheep and a mare are reported. One sheep died 15 h after attack, and the survivors developed skin necrosis on the sting sites. Pathological evaluation revealed necrosis in the dermis, degeneration of the tubular epithelial cells, and multifocal hemorrhages in heart and spleen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2020.01.015DOI Listing

Acute Ischemic Stroke Due to Multiple Bee Stings_A Delayed Complication.

Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2020 Jan-Feb;23(1):135-136

Department of Neurology, EMS Memorial Cooperative Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/aian.AIAN_118_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7001444PMC
February 2020

The Sting's the Thing.

Chimia (Aarau) 2019 Dec;73(12):1037-1038

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel;, Email:

Bees defend themselves by stinging and injecting a venom into their victims; bee venom is a complex mixture of chemicals including the polypeptide melittin which is mainly responsible for triggering the pain of the sting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2019.1037DOI Listing
December 2019

Proteomic features characterization of venom allergy.

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 2019 27;15:77. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

1Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 6 Grunwaldzka Street, 60-780 Poznan, Poland.

Background: venom allergy is one of the most frequent causes of anaphylaxis. In its most severe form, the reaction to wasp and honey bee stings may be life-threatening. Therefore, immediate and proper diagnosis of venom allergy and implementation of suitable therapy are extremely important. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13223-019-0387-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6881982PMC
November 2019
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Melittin Inducing the Apoptosis of Renal Tubule Epithelial Cells through Upregulation of Bax/Bcl-2 Expression and Activation of TNF- Signaling Pathway.

Biomed Res Int 2019 29;2019:9450368. Epub 2019 May 29.

Kidney Research Institute, Division of Nephrology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China.

Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by bee stings is common, with characteristics of acute onset, severe illness, and high mortality. Melittin, a major component of bee venom, has been considered to play a key role in bee sting related AKI. This study aims to illustrate whether melittin could lead to apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) and to investigate its mechanism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/9450368DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6854966PMC

Honeybee Stings in the Era of Killer Bees: Anaphylaxis and Toxic Envenomation.

Am J Med 2020 May 9;133(5):621-626. Epub 2019 Nov 9.

Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Electronic address:

Background: Twenty-six years after the arrival of "killer bees" in Arizona, the entire state with the exception of high elevations in the north is populated with this bee variety and 11 people have died at the scene of massive bee attacks.

Methods: Because of the aggressive behavior of these bees we studied bee stings reported to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. The center received 399 calls regarding 312 victims of bee stings from January 2017 to June 2019. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.10.028DOI Listing

Intravascular ultrasound-confirmed plaque rupture following multiple bee stings.

Eur Heart J 2020 Apr;41(13):1374

Department of Cardiology, Kitaishikai Hospital, 1563-1, Higashiozu, Ozu, Ehime 795-8505, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz789DOI Listing

Bee Updated: Current Knowledge on Bee Venom and Bee Envenoming Therapy.

Front Immunol 2019 6;10:2090. Epub 2019 Sep 6.

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.

Honey bees can be found all around the world and fulfill key pollination roles within their natural ecosystems, as well as in agriculture. Most species are typically docile, and most interactions between humans and bees are unproblematic, despite their ability to inject a complex venom into their victims as a defensive mechanism. Nevertheless, incidences of bee stings have been on the rise since the accidental release of Africanized bees to Brazil in 1956 and their subsequent spread across the Americas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.02090DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6743376PMC
September 2019
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Hymenoptera Venom Allergy: How Does Venom Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylaxis From Bee and Wasp Stings?

Front Immunol 2019 21;10:1959. Epub 2019 Aug 21.

Immunomodulation and Tolerance Group, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Inflammation, Repair and Development, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.

Hymenoptera stings may cause both local and systemic allergic reactions and even life threatening anaphylaxis. Along with pharmaceutical drugs and foods, hymenoptera venom is one of the most common causes of anaphylaxis in humans. To date, no parameter has been identified that may predict which sensitized people will have a future systemic sting reaction (SSR), however some risk factors, such as mastocytosis and age >40 years are known. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.01959DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6712168PMC
August 2019
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A Case of Conjunctival Bee Sting Injury with Review of the Literature on Ocular Bee Stings.

Am J Case Rep 2019 Aug 31;20:1284-1289. Epub 2019 Aug 31.

Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Center of Metz-Thionville, Mercy Hospital, Metz-Cedex, France.

BACKGROUND Ocular bee stings have been rarely described in the literature, and their management is controversial. A case of conjunctival bee sting with retention of the stinger for 48 hours is presented with a review of the literature on the complications and management of ocular bee sting injury. CASE REPORT A 22-year-old beekeeper presented to the Emergency Department with mild symptoms from a conjunctival bee sting that he had received 48 hours previously. Read More

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https://www.amjcaserep.com/abstract/index/idArt/917592
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.917592DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6735618PMC
August 2019
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Bee Venom: Overview of Main Compounds and Bioactivities for Therapeutic Interests.

Molecules 2019 Aug 19;24(16). Epub 2019 Aug 19.

Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology (LBA3B), Azm Center for Research in Biotechnology and its Applications, EDST, Lebanese University, Tripoli 1300, Lebanon.

Apitherapy is an alternate therapy that relies on the usage of honeybee products, most importantly bee venom for the treatment of many human diseases. The venom can be introduced into the human body by manual injection or by direct bee stings. Bee venom contains several active molecules such as peptides and enzymes that have advantageous potential in treating inflammation and central nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24162997DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6720840PMC
August 2019
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Ergonomics in apiculture: A case study based on inspecting movable frame hives for healthy bee activities.

Heliyon 2019 Jul 8;5(7):e01973. Epub 2019 Jul 8.

School of Design, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

The agricultural sector suffers from high risk of injury and damage to human health. There is considerable research not only identifying these risks but also finding ways to mitigate them. Beekeeping or apiculture, recognised as part of this sector, has many risk factors such as heavy lifting, high degree of manual materials handling, twisting, and awkward positioning common to all agriculture areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01973DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6617107PMC
July 2019
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Analysis of Hymenoptera venom allergy in own material. Clinical evaluation of reactions following stings, in patients qualified for venom immunotherapy.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2019 Jun 22;36(3):302-307. Epub 2018 May 22.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Allergology, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA) in some patients occurs with general symptoms involving respiratory and cardiovascular system with anaphylactic shock with constitutes a significant threat to life.

Aim: Assessment of the prevalence of HVA in our own material.

Material And Methods: There were 498 patients after a general reaction to wasp and/or bee venom. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/ada.2018.75607DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6640013PMC
June 2019
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Allergy and sensitization to Hymenoptera venoms in unreferred adults with a high risk of sting exposure.

World Allergy Organ J 2019 28;12(7):100039. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

Background: Hymenoptera venom sensitization in highly exposed individuals frequently requires risk assessment for future severe sting reactions. In this study, we determined the prevalence of Hymenoptera venom sensitization in individuals who hunt and fish and analyzed possible correlations between the severity of sting reactions and the IgE sensitization profile.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, paper-based, self-filled questionnaires about previous insect stings and sting reactions were obtained from individuals who hunt and fish in Bavaria, Germany. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.waojou.2019.100039DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6610241PMC
June 2019
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Randomized controlled trial demonstrating the benefits of delta inulin adjuvanted immunotherapy in patients with bee venom allergy.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 08 9;144(2):504-513.e16. Epub 2019 Jul 9.

Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia; Vaxine, Bedford Park, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Allergic reactions to Hymenoptera insect stings remain a major global clinical problem. Although effective, parenteral desensitization regimens require use of costly venom extracts and require frequent visits over extended periods of time.

Objective: Adjuvants are commonly used to enhance the efficacy of infectious disease vaccines, and this study asked whether Advax (Vaxine Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia), a novel noninflammatory polysaccharide adjuvant, might provide similar benefits for allergy desensitization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.03.035DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7112352PMC
August 2019
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Assessment of Hymenoptera and Non-Hymenoptera Insect Bite and Sting Allergy Among Patients of Tropical Region of West Bengal, India.

J Med Entomol 2020 Jan;57(1):1-7

Allergology and Applied Entomology Research Laboratory, Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Barasat Government College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

West Bengal, India, is inhabited by abundance and variety of insects that triggers sensitization in some humans to inhalant allergens and/or insect stings/venoms. Lack of research on this topic prevented accurate diagnosis and proper follow-up treatments to patients suffering from insect-induced allergies. The aim of our study was to identify the allergy-causing insects and evaluate resulting sensitization among a study population in West Bengal, India. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz088DOI Listing
January 2020
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Exclusive Bee Venom Allergy: Risk Factors and Outcome of Immunotherapy.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2019 19;180(2):128-134. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit, Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel.

Introduction: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is considered to be the gold-standard treatment for patients with Hymenoptera venom allergy. Data regarding VIT in bee venom (BV) allergic patients are scarce.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of VIT in patients with exclusive BV allergy and to try to define risk factors for VIT-induced systemic reactions (VIT-ISR) and VIT failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000500957DOI Listing
November 2019
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Immunotherapy and biologicals for the treatment of allergy to Hymenoptera stings.

Expert Opin Biol Ther 2019 09 21;19(9):919-925. Epub 2019 Jun 21.

c Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, ASST Pini-CTO , Milan , Italy.

: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is an effective treatment for Hymenoptera venom allergy. The occurrence of severe reactions (SRs) to VIT, although infrequent, hampers the achievement of tolerance to insect stings. Risk factors for such reactions include allergy to honeybee venom, concomitant mast cell disorders, and the build-up phase of VIT. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14712598.2019.1632286DOI Listing
September 2019
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Divergences between the Brazilian national information systems for recording deaths from venomous animals.

J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 2019 20;25:e143018. Epub 2019 May 20.

Vital Brazil Institute, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Background: This paper aims to highlight and analyze discrepancies in reporting of deaths due to venomous animals in Brazil, from 2001 to 2015, between two national information systems: The Notifiable Diseases Information System ( - SINAN) and the Mortality Information System ( - SIM).

Methods: Descriptive and comparative study of the SINAN and SIM information systems, was conducted via the following steps: collecting the death notices from SINAN and SIM; constructing tables and comparative graphics; and, only in scorpion sting fatalities, analyzing the distribution of deaths by age group as described in the specialized literature.

Results: While SINAN identifies strong growth in the number of deaths from scorpion stings, SIM shows greater increase in the number of reported deaths from bee stings, especially in the South and Southeast regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-9199-JVATITD-1430-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6533933PMC
May 2019
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Unintentional Poisoning and Bites during Childhood in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Pediatr 2019 04;56(4):329-330

Department of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India.

The prevalence of poisoning and bites was 0.76% (48/6308) and 1.24% (78/6308), respectively in a community-based survey in Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh. Read More

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April 2019
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Environmentalist bee campaign stings Bayer.

Authors:
Alison Shepherd

BMJ 2019 Apr 30;365:l1983. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

The BMJ.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1983DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acceptance of apitherapeutic methods in patients consulting general physicians or gynaecologists.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 7;35:154-157. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology, University of Jena, Am Klinikum 1, 07747, Jena, Germany.

Background: and purpose: Apitherapists promote the medical use of products from the beehive (bee venom, propolis, pollen, honey, royal jelly, dead bees, apilarnil, wax, wax moths), the use of beehive air or therapeutic sleep on a beehive. However, little is known about how far such treatment options are perceived as acceptable by patients.

Methods: Patients visiting either a family doctor in Kehl or a gynecologist in Weilburg (both in Germany) were asked to rate their knowledge of apitherapy as well as their readiness to use apitherapeutic measures. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S17443881183074
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.02.005DOI Listing
May 2019
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Honey bee envenoming in Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2007 through 2017: an observational, retrospective cohort study.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Apr 11;52:e20180418. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Curso de Medicina, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Tubarão, SC, Brasil.

Introduction: We evaluated the epidemiological and clinical profile of reported cases of bee sting incidents in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study included all reported cases of bee sting incidents among the population of Santa Catarina from 2007 to 2017.

Results: In total, 8,912 cases were reported, corresponding to an overall rate of 12. Read More

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http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0418-2018DOI Listing
April 2019
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An institutional review of flying Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy in patients with cutaneous systemic reactions only.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2019 May 2;122(5):533-534. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Allergy/Immunology Clinic, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2019.02.020DOI Listing
May 2019
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Common causes of emergency department visits for anaphylaxis in Korean community hospitals: A cross-sectional study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(4):e14114

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

Anaphylaxis can cause death and requires immediate management. For prevention and education programs for anaphylaxis, it is important to be aware of the common triggering factors. We investigated the triggers of anaphylaxis in the emergency departments (EDs) of community hospitals in Korea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014114DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358383PMC
January 2019
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Insect venom phospholipases A1 and A2: Roles in the envenoming process and allergy.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol 2019 02 21;105:10-24. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Center of the Study of Social Insects, Department of Biology, Institute of Biosciences of Rio Claro, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rio Claro, SP, 13500, Brazil. Electronic address:

Insect venom phospholipases have been identified in nearly all clinically relevant social Hymenoptera, including bees, wasps and ants. Among other biological roles, during the envenoming process these enzymes cause the disruption of cellular membranes and induce hypersensitive reactions, including life threatening anaphylaxis. While phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a predominant component of bee venoms, phospholipase A1 (PLA1) is highly abundant in wasps and ants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2018.12.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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A Fatal Case of Acute Renal Failure From Envenoming Syndrome After Massive Bee Attack: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Authors:
Rhome L Hughes

Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2019 Mar;40(1):52-57

From the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND.

Envenoming syndrome is a systemic toxic reaction to the inoculation of large volume of insect venom, typically after a swarm attack from bees. Africanized honey bees are notorious for their aggressive nature, and human deaths resulting from Africanized honey bee attacks are consistently reported. Whereas anaphylaxis is the most common lethal mechanism of injury, delayed deaths can also occur as a consequence of severe venom toxicity with resultant end organ damage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAF.0000000000000451DOI Listing
March 2019
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Reasons for Declining Venom Immunotherapy.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):618-623. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Imunoalergologia. Centro Hospitalar de São João. Porto. Portugal.

Introduction: Hymenoptera venom allergy is associated with significant morbidity and deterioration in health-related quality of life, and risk of fatal systemic reactions. Although venom immunotherapy is safe and the only effective treatment in allergic individuals, some patients prefer not to pursue this treatment. Since 2011, when the 50% reimbursement was stopped, patients must fully support the cost of immunotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20344/amp.9695DOI Listing
November 2018
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Disseminated Spiroplasma apis Infection in Patient with Agammaglobulinemia, France.

Emerg Infect Dis 2018 12;24(12):2382-2386

We report a disseminated infection caused by Spiroplasma apis, a honeybee pathogen, in a patient in France who had X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Identification was challenging because initial bacterial cultures and direct examination by Gram staining were negative. Unexplained sepsis in patients with agammaglobulinemia warrants specific investigation to identify fastidious bacteria such as Spiroplasma spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2412.180567DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6256403PMC
December 2018
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[62/m with bee venom allergy and reddish-brown disseminated small macules and papules mainly localized on the trunk : Preparation for the specialist examination: part 5].

Hautarzt 2018 Nov;69(Suppl 2):96-99

Hautklinik, Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Freiburg, Moltkestr. 120, 76133, Karlsruhe, Deutschland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00105-018-4235-1DOI Listing
November 2018
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Identification of bee venom Api m 1 IgE epitopes and characterization of corresponding mimotopes.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 02 10;143(2):791-794.e5. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2018.10.003DOI Listing
February 2019
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Epidemiology and outcome of acute kidney injury due to venomous animals from a subtropical region of India.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2019 04 11;57(4):240-245. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

c Community Medicine , Indira Gandhi Medical College , Shimla , India.

Aim: To study the epidemiology and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by venomous animals.

Methods: A retrospective study of patients admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla, with AKI due to venomous animals over a period of 15 years (January 2003-December 2017). Medical records were evaluated for patient information on demographic factors, clinical characteristics, complications, and outcome. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15563650.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1513526DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acute kidney injury in a Tanzanian boy following multiple bee stings in resource-limited setting: a case report.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 Oct 3;2018(10):omy070. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania.

Bee sting has been identified as among causative agents of nephrotoxic acute tubular necrosis which may lead to acute kidney injury. Bee envenomation has medicinal properties but when a higher dose is inoculated may cause severe anaphylaxis with very poor prognosis. We report a 12-year-old boy with acute kidney injury following multiple bee stings who recovered well after hemodialysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/omcr/omy070DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6169196PMC
October 2018
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Honeybee and wasp venom allergy: Sensitization and immunotherapy.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Oct;16(10):1228-1247

Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Skin Cancer Center Wiesbaden, Helios Dr. Horst Schmidt Clinics, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Hymenoptera venom allergy is the most common cause of anaphylactic reactions in adults. In children, it is the second most common cause after food-related anaphylaxis. Such reactions are primarily due to stings by honeybees (Apis) and certain social wasps (Vespula vulgaris and Vespula germanica in particular). Read More

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October 2018
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A longitudinal study of hymenoptera stings in preschool children.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2019 02 20;30(1):93-98. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Background: Insect venom is the second most common cause of anaphylaxis outside of medical encounters. Stings cause over 20% of all anaphylactic deaths and 7% of anaphylaxis in children. To date, there have been no longitudinal studies of insect sting events or allergy in preschool children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pai.12987DOI Listing
February 2019
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Oval sign: A retained bee stinger.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 Oct;66(10):1466-1467

Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6173003PMC
October 2018
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Limited Long-Term Impact of Insect Venom Immunotherapy on the Micro-RNA Landscape in Whole Blood.

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2019 5;29(3):206-212. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Genetics, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

Objective: To perform a genome-wide characterization of changes in microRNA (miRNA) expression during the course of venom immunotherapy (VIT).

Methods: miRNA was isolated from the whole-blood of 13 allergic patients and 14 controls, who experienced no allergic reaction upon stings by honeybees and wasps. We analyzed 2549 miRNAs from the whole blood of these patients prior to VIT and 12 months after the start of VIT. Read More

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March 2020
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Hymenoptera Venom Extracts in Clinical Practice.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Nov - Dec;6(6):1856-1862. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Venom immunotherapy is the only treatment for the prevention of anaphylaxis and remains the prototypical model for its diagnosis and management. Unlike other causes of anaphylaxis, such as foods and drugs, preventative treatment using venom immunotherapy is highly effective with well-established protocols, and is widely available. Hymenoptera venoms are also unique in that the primary allergens are directly measurable in terms of micrograms, rather than labeled on the basis of potency. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2018.08.015DOI Listing
November 2019
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Multiple Bee Sting-Induced Life-Threatening Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

Circ J 2019 01 30;83(2):489. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, Hypertension and Nephrology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine.

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January 2019
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Multiple bee stings, multiple organs involved: a case report.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Jul-Aug;51(4):560-562

Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, Departamento de Pediatria, Instituto Fernandes Figueira, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Accidents related to Africanized honey bees are growing globally and are associated with multiple stings owing to the aggressive behavior of this species. The massive inoculation of venom causes skin necrosis and rhabdomyolysis leading to renal failure. Anaphylactic manifestations are more common and are treated using well-defined treatment protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0341-2017DOI Listing
September 2018
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Bee sting to the cornea: toxic effects and management.

Med J Aust 2018 08;209(4):155

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

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August 2018
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Predicting visual function after an ocular bee sting.

Int Ophthalmol 2019 Jul 13;39(7):1621-1626. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

West Virginia University Eye Institute, 1 Medical Center Dr, Morgantown, WV, 26506, USA.

Purpose: To report a case of toxic optic neuropathy caused by an ocular bee sting.

Methods: Case report and literature review.

Results: A 44-year-old female presented with no light perception vision 2 days after a corneal bee sting in her right eye. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10792-018-0978-zDOI Listing
July 2019
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A twenty-two-year experience with Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy in a US pediatric tertiary care center 1996-2018.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 12 11;121(6):722-728.e1. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Division of Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital; Division of Immunology and Department of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Background: The rate of systemic reactions (SRs) to venom immunotherapy (VIT) in children has not been well evaluated.

Objective: To evaluate the rate of SRs to VIT in pediatric patients age 5 to 18 years who were treated with a standard protocol.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted to identify patients who received VIT at Boston Children's Hospital from 1996 through 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2018.08.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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