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Guillain-barré Syndrome after Multiple Bee Stings
Sang-Chan Jin
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2018;16(1):57-59
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22537/jksct.2018.16.1.57
Published online: June 30, 2018
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Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center

Severe systemic responses including neurologic complications such as myasthenia gravis, myeloradiculopathy, optic neuropathy, parkinsonism, stroke and Guillain-$barr{acute{e}}$ syndrome can occur after bee stings. This case describes a 78-year-old female who presented with symptoms of acute progressive bilateral symmetrical weakness in both lower legs after multiple bee stings. Nerve conduction study findings were consistent with acute sensorimotor axonal neuropathy and recovered by treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin. This case highlights that bee stings can result in acute onset Guillain-$barr{acute{e}}$ syndrome, although the pathophysiologies of bee venoms need to be investigated accurately.

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