HONEY BEE STING – A MIMIC OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION – CASE SERIES

Dr. SURESH PATTED, Dr. PRABHU HALKATI, Dr. SANJAY PORWAL, Dr. SAMEER AMBAR, Dr.PRASAD MR, Dr. VIJAY METGUDMATH, Dr. AMEET SATTUR, Dr. RANJAN MODI, Dr. ANAND KUMAR

Abstract


Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to honeybee sting has been extensively documented in literature. Numerous authors have discussed the relationship between honey bee sting,anaphylactic shock and myocardial infarction.1-4Bee venoms can act in promoting acute coronary artery thrombosis via platelet aggregation and hypotension.The allergic reaction secondary to the stings trigger various inflammatory mediators and can induce acute coronarysyndrome.  Many studies have reported single cases of honeybee bite and their manifestations1.

Herein, we report multiple cases with clinical manifestations mimickingacute myocardial infarction following honeybee sting and review the literature.


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