Myocarditis and mobitz type I heart block following wasp sting

Prashant Vishwanath, Deepak Adhikari, Akila, Raju Poudel, Klara Poudel, V. V. Pillay, Ritesh G. Menezes

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Hymenoptera sting envenomation has been associated with a variety of allergic and systemic reactions involving many organs, rarely the heart. Though many theories have been proposed to explain the systemic reactions, the exact mechanism of etiopathogenesis of wasp venom in causing various organ disorders remains unknown. Very few cases have been reported wherein the wasp venom has been implicated in cardiac disorders. We hereby report a case of myocarditis following multiple wasp stings.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Internet Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Envenomation
  • Myocarditis
  • Sting
  • Venom
  • Wasp

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