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Severe and fatal mass attacks by 'killer' bees (Africanized honey bees--Apis mellifera scutellata) in Brazil: clinicopathological studies with measurement of serum venom concentrations.

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In São Paulo State, Brazil, five males, aged between 8 and 64 years, were attacked by 'Africanized' honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata). The estimated number of stings received by each patient ranged from > 200 to > 1000. All five were transferred to intensive care units in São Paulo City. Clinical features included intravascular haemolysis, respiratory distress with ARDS, hepatic dysfunction, rhabdomyolysis (with myoglobinaemia and myoglobinuria), hypertension and myocardial damage ...

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Quarterly journal of medicine More from this journal
Volume:
87
Issue:
5
Pages:
269-282
Publication date:
1994-05-01
ISSN:
0033-5622
Language:
English
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pubs:61163
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uuid:c7ca3eaf-b774-4c23-b4d1-e645e3ca2ed0
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61163
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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