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