Africanized Killer Bees

Mitchell, Anne
June 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p23
Academic Journal
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.


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