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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 254-255

Atrial Flutter following a Wasp Sting


Blood Pressure Unit, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, St George’s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kindom

Correspondence Address:
T F Antonios
Blood Pressure Unit, St. George’s Hospital Medical School,Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
United Kindom
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Wasp stings have been associated with a wide variety of local and systemic reactions including, rarely, tachyarrhythmias. We discuss a case of atrial flutter occurring in a 64-year-old man following a single sting in the absence of anaphylaxis. The pathogenesis is discussed and the literature reviewed.






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