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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 486724, 2 pages
Case Report

Rhabdomyolysis due to Multiple Wasp Stings

1Department of Dermatology, Almeida Hospital, 1509-2 Miyazaki, 2-Chome, Oaza, Oita 870-1195, Japan
2Department of Dermatology, Fukuoka University Hospital, 6-45 Momochihama, 3-Chome, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Received 2 August 2012; Accepted 26 August 2012

Academic Editors: I. D. Bassukas and M. Hide

Copyright © 2012 K. Ito et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wasp sting is a relatively common arthropod assault, but is sometimes fatal because of anaphylaxis. Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition, with destruction of striated muscles, and can be induced by various causes such as drugs, heart attacks, CRASH syndrome, and viper bites. Mass envenomation by multiple wasp stings can also cause rhabdomyolysis followed by acute renal failure, although it is extremely rare. We herein report a case who had an anaphylaxis-like reaction and rhabdomyolysis due to multiple wasp stings.