A 3 year old baby with wasp stings-induced multiorgan dysfunction

  • Farzana Ahmed Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka
  • Aftab Yusuf Raj Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka
  • Ahmed Sayeed Department of Pediatrics, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka
  • Zahidul Hasan Department of Microbiology, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka
  • Muhammod Humayun Kabir Department of Radiology and imaging, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka
Keywords: Case Presentation, Multiorgan, Sting, Wasp

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A 3 year old healthy female baby had been stung with a swarm of wasps on her entire body while passing a coconut tree containing wasp nest at Chakoria, Cox’s Bazar. She developed severe pain and itching at the site of stings and swelling of the body within minutes. Immediately she was seen by a local physician and was treated with the injection of hydrocortisone and  pheniramine maleate. On the following day, she gradually developed yellowish tint of the whole body (Figure 1), followed by passage of reddish scanty urine. For these reasons, she was referred to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital and was treated with injection cefotaxime, flucloxacillin,  hydrocortisone and dopamine.

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2018-05-29
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Ahmed, F., Raj, A., Sayeed, A., Hasan, Z., & Kabir, M. (2018). A 3 year old baby with wasp stings-induced multiorgan dysfunction. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 11(2), 150-154. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v11i2.36259
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