Death Due To Massive Bee Injury- A Case Report

Shetty, Suresh Kumar and Ullal, Harshavardhan G and *, Zain N Kassam and *, P S Chidhananda and Boloor, Archith and Rastogi, Prateek and Naik, Ramdas and Rai, Sharadha and Shetty, Adithi S and *, Salil Rajayer (2012) Death Due To Massive Bee Injury- A Case Report. Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 12 (1). pp. 33-36.

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Deaths occurring due to insect bites are very uncommon, amongst which the rarely reported ones are the Bee sting deaths. However on one such occurrence death had taken place. In such an incident, death could be caused due to an anaphylactic shock, suffocation or due to the worsening of a pre-existing disease. Deaths due to a massive envenomation have especially been noted among individuals stung by the so-called Africanized Honeybees, which always attack in a swarm. We report a case of a fatal anaphylactic reaction subsequent to multiple bee stings, resulting in a massive envenomation. This is amongst few such cases which were ever reported in Forensic literature from the Asian Sub continent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bee Sting, Autopsy findings, Histo-pathologic findings.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2012 05:13
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012 05:13

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