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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following honeybee envenomation: A case report

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(2020) Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following honeybee envenomation: A case report. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. ISSN 22518770 (ISSN)

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Background: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare and life-threatening disorder characterized by severe thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, fever, renal dysfunction, and neurological deficient. TTP leads to the formation of blood clots in small blood vessels throughout the body. TTP is associated with many risk factors such as pregnancy, HIV, cancer, lupus, and infections. Recently there have been few published case reports of bee sting associated TTP. Methods: A 67-year-old man from a rural area of the Southwest Province of Iran, Ilam, was referred to the academic general hospital because of fever, chills, sweating, vomiting and dizziness following the honeybee sting on his body. Results: this study showed that,multiple co-morbidities including CVD and diabetes, along with coagulation abnormalities after honeybee stings, seriously exacerbated patient hemodynamic status. Conclusion: TTP, as a major complication due to the toxic reaction of a large number of bee stings with underlying diseases in patients, should be given more attention. © 2020 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anaphylactic shock Honey bee sting Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) ceftriaxone clindamycin creatinine fresh frozen plasma hemoglobin honeybee venom lactate dehydrogenase noradrenalin ondansetron warfarin acute heart infarction aged Article artificial ventilation bee sting case report chill clinical article creatinine blood level diabetes mellitus disease exacerbation dizziness echocardiography envenomation female fever gaze paralysis hemoglobin blood level honeybee human hypotension intubation Iran mitral valve regurgitation nausea plasmapheresis platelet count sweating thorax radiography thrombocytopenia thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura urea nitrogen blood level vomiting
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 10
Number: 2
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ISSN: 22518770 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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