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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 985720, 2 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Bilateral Empyema Associated with Bee Sting

Department of General Medicine, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore 560045, India

Received 23 July 2013; Revised 10 November 2013; Accepted 21 November 2013; Published 16 February 2014

Academic Editor: Dianne L. Atkins

Copyright © 2014 Srinivasa Kaligonahalli Venkataramanappa 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.


Bee sting in most situations is life threatening. Spectrum of bee sting ranges from mild local reaction to death. The literature regarding the bee sting disease from India is sparse. The rare manifestations of the disease include encephalitis, polyneuritis, myocardial infarction, pulmonary edema, bleeding manifestations, and renal failure. Bee sting infections are rare and no field studies have been performed to determine the exact sequence of events that lead to infection of bee stings and if not treated properly can lead to fatal outcomes. Here we present a case of unusual bilateral empyema associated with bee sting.