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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 7 ( July, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Acute kidney injury and rhabdomyolysis due to multiple wasp stings

Hemachandar Radhakrishnan

Keywords : Acute kidney injury, pigment nephropathy, rhabdomyolysis, wasp stings

Citation Information : Radhakrishnan H. Acute kidney injury and rhabdomyolysis due to multiple wasp stings. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (7):470-472.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.136079

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In most patients, wasp stings cause local reactions and rarely anaphylaxis. Acute kidney injury and rhabdomyolysis are unusual complications of wasp stings. We report a case of acute kidney injury and rhabdomyolysis secondary to multiple wasp stings. A 55-year-old farmer developed multi organ dysfunction with acute kidney injury and rhabdomyolysis 3 days after he had sustained multiple wasp stings. The etiology of acute kidney injury is probably both rhabdomyolysis and acute tubular necrosis. He improved completely after hemodialysis and intensive care.


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