Wasp sting complicated with chronic DVT and pulmonary artery thromboembolism: a rare case report
Keywords:Deep venous thrombosis, Pulmonary embolism, Wasp envenomation, Yellow wasp stings
Pulmonary embolism remains a disease that needs high clinical suspicion to prevent mortality and morbidity. More so in young healthy individuals, the suspicion is very low as compared to old age individuals with multiple co-morbid conditions. Pulmonary embolism carries high mortality if not suspected and treatment initiated as early as possible. Authors describe a case of yellow wasp stings associated with chronic left leg DVT and pulmonary artery thrombosis, which is rare following wasp stings and therefore extend the clinical spectrum of wasp envenomation.
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