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Wasp sting-related allergic encephalitis
  1. Boby Varkey Maramattom
  1. Department of Neurology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Boby Varkey Maramattom, Department of Neurology, Aster Medcity, Kochi 682027, India; bobvarkey{at}gmail.com

Abstract

A 48-year-old man presented with a headache and disorientation after multiple wasp stings. Following admission, he developed seizures and was intubated. We provisionally diagnosed wasp sting-related allergic encephalitis and treated this with intravenous methylprednisolone and intravenous immunoglobulin. He recovered uneventfully over several days.

  • stroke
  • allergy
  • clinical neurology

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  • Contributors BVM collected all the data, wrote the article and takes responsibility for the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Emma Tallantyre, Cardiff, UK.

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