TITLE

Africanized Killer Bees

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Anne
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reviews the signs and symptoms, pathophysiology and current management of toxic Africanized honeybee (AHB) envenomations and presents a case study of a patient who was attacked by AHB. Initial symptoms include widespread edema, fatigue and inflammation of the skin, and more serious reactions such as hypotension, respiratory distress and acute renal failure may develop. Patients with massive bee envenomations require the same intensive nursing care as any patient with multiorgan dysfunction.
ACCESSION #
20929278

 

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