Optical neuritis after bee sting: a case report

International Journal of Development Research

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Optical neuritis after bee sting: a case report

Maurizio Cavallini, Marco Ermete Boido, Ilaria Lombardi, Claudia Aceto and Tatsiana Volchik


A variety of unusual or unexpected reactions have been described occurring in a temporal relationship to insect stings, although there is scarce information regarding the pathogenesis of the majority of these unusual reactions Reisman, 2005).Acute encephalopathy occurred 8 days after yellow jacket stings, without any other obvious cause (Maltzman, Lee, and Miller, 2000). There have been prior reports of other neurological reactions, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome related to insect stings. Schiffman et al. (Schiffman et al., 2004) reported on a middle aged woman who sustained both a stroke and ischaemic optic neuropathy after multiple bee stings. As the result of ocular stings, local reactions have occurred with corneal pathology leading to cataracts (Choi and Cho, 2000)(Keller, 1995). Other prior reported reactions to ocular stings include conjunctivitis, corneal infiltration, lens subluxation, and optic neuropathy (Berríos and Serrano, 1994) (Berríos and Serrano, 1994; Song and Wray, 1991).

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