GONZALO MEJIA, M.D.; MARIO ARBELAEZ, M.D.; JORGE E. HENAO, M.D.; ALVARO A. SUS, M.D.; JORGE L. ARANGO, M.D.
The introduction of the African bee (Apis mellifera scutellata) to Brazil was followed in 1957 by the accidental escape of 26 swarms that hybridized with previously established European bee races, giving rise to the Africanized bee (1). A feral population became established from this introduction, which then began to spread through Latin America. The northernmost advance (southern United States) is expected to occur between 1990 and 1997 (2).
Several complications of bee stings, including renal involvement, have been reported, but in most cases the lesions are due to hypersensitivity to the bee venom after a single sting (3). Few reports
MEJIA G, ARBELAEZ M, HENAO JE, SUS AA, ARANGO JL. Acute Renal Failure Due to Multiple Stings by Africanized Bees. Ann Intern Med. ;104:210–211. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-210
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):210-211.
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