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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-77

Acute kidney injury following rhabdomyolysis due to multiple wasp stings

Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dr. Tahmina Jesmin
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka 1000
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DOI: 10.4103/pnjb.pnjb_17_22

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Wasp stings are a common form of envenomation in tropical countries. Multiple wasp stings may cause fatal complications such as anaphylactic reactions, intravascular hemolysis, rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury (AKI), or even death also. Here we report a 9-year-old boy who was admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh with complaints of multiple wasp stings all over the body 15 days back. He had oliguria and generalized edema for 7 days. The urine test was negative for red blood cells and his renal function was gradually deteriorating. His serum creatinine phosphokinase was gradually rising. Intermittent hemodialysis through a central venous catheter was started immediately. Renal biopsy revealed myoglobin cast nephropathy. On the basis of history, clinical manifestations, and laboratory investigation, he was diagnosed as AKI following rhabdomyolysis due to multiple wasp stings. Clinical and biochemical picture started to improve including urine output was normalized on seventh day of post-admission. Timely initiation of dialysis and supporting therapy can improve renal survival in case of AKI due to wasp stings.

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