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Acute brachial plexopathy: an unusual complication from Bee Sting


Hoo, Fan Kee and Hasan, Shariful and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Aliaa and Basri, Hamidon (2014) Acute brachial plexopathy: an unusual complication from Bee Sting. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 30 (2). pp. 455-456. ISSN 1682-024X; ESSN: 1681-715X


Brachial plexopathy is usually related to trauma like direct injury to the nerve and stretching injuries. Neurological complications following bee sting are uncommon. Here, we describe a rare case of acute brachial plexopathy as a neurological complication following bee sting. A 23-year-old male initially presented with angioedema and anaphylactic shock one hour after a bee stung at his neck. Twenty four hours after the incidence, he presented with sudden onset of left upper limb weakness. Nerve conduction study and electromyography had shown evidence of left brachial plexopathy.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.302.4891
Publisher: Professional Medical Publications
Keywords: Anaphylactic shock; Bee sting; Brachial plexopathy; Neurological complication
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 12:51
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 07:48
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36319
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