Article Text

PDF
Immunisation against bee and wasp stings

Abstract

Of people who have had a generalised allergic reaction to a bee sting about one-third react positively to a subsequent skin test.1 On being stung again, 40% of these have no systemic reaction, but 13% have a worse reaction.2 Anaphylactic reactions to bee or wasp stings can be fatal, but this is rare (about 15 deaths a year in the USA).3

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.