Bee or Wasp Sting
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AbstractWhile jogging in a local park in Hong Kong, a 55-year-old, previously healthy man was stung on the ventral aspect of his right wrist. The tiny stinger was gently removed with nail cutters and examined under a microscope at 80x magnification; plucking the stinger is ill-advised as this may inject more venom into the wounded site. Two days after stinging, the microscopic appearance of the stinger confirmed the diagnosis to be from a bee instead of a wasp or other insect. A simple method of confirming the nature of insect stings and an overview of Hymenoptera stings and their management are provided herein.
All Author(s) ListKam Lun Hon, Alexander K.C. Leung
Journal nameWounds
Volume Number29
Issue Number9
PagesE70 - E72
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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