Wasp Stings Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Carl A Mealie, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Of patients who experience sudden death syndrome, 23% had elevated levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) in their sera, as well as elevated serum tryptase. [23, 24]

A case report of encephalopathy with movement disorder and catatonia was reported after a wasp sting. [25]

Rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury were reported after multiple wasp stings. [26, 27]

Differential Diagnoses