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      Acute Renal Failure following Multiple Hornet Stings

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          Five patients who developed acute renal failure due to acute tubular necrosis following multiple hornet (Vespa orientalis) stings are described. All of them had intravascular hemolysis. Evidence for rhabdomyolysis was present in 2 patients. Two patients had elevated transaminase and alkaline phosphatase levels and in 1 of these, liver biopsy showed centrilobular necrosis. Two patients had thrombocytopenia in the absence of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Two patients died of infections while the remaining 3 recovered completely. Acute renal failure following multiple hornet stings appears to result mainly from intravascular hemolysis or rhabdomyolysis although a direct nephrotoxic effect of venom cannot be excluded.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1988
          1988
          09 December 2008
          : 49
          : 4
          : 319-321
          Affiliations
          Departments of Nephrology and Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
          Article
          185083 Nephron 1988;49:319–321
          10.1159/000185083
          3412546
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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