Insect Sting Allergy

  • Robert E. Reisman
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Allergic reactions to insect stings are very common, and occasionally, a serious medical problem. The incidence of anaphylaxis in the general population has been estimated to range from 0.3 to 3%. Vital statistic registry data document at least 40 deaths/yr as a result of insect sting anaphylaxis with the likelihood that other episodes of unexplained sudden death are also the result of insect stings. Individuals at risk are often very anxious about further stings and, as a result, make significant changes in their life-styles.


Skin Test Positive Skin Test Unexplained Sudden Death Negative Skin Test Insect Sting 
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