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Bee poison - Overview

Alternative Names

Apitoxin poisoning; Apis venenum purum poisoning; Apis virus poisoning

Definition of Bee poison:

Bee poisoning is caused by a sting from a bee, wasp, or yellow jacket.

This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

See also: Bee sting

Poisonous Ingredient:

Bee, wasp, and yellow jacket stings give off a substance called venom.

Where Found:

  • Bees
  • Wasps
  • Yellow jackets
  • Reviewed last on: 10/4/2009
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

References

Clark RF, Schneir AB. Arthropod bites and stings. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004:chap 194.

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