Intended for healthcare professionals

Bites and stings – what you need to know

It is an unpleasant fact that most people experience bites and stings at least some times in their lives. Although they occur in almost all parts of the world, certain areas have a greater prevalence than others. The severity of an insect sting reaction varies from person to person, and in extreme cases, anaphylaxis may occur. Because bites are not commonly seen in daily medical practice, this clinically important issue can sometimes be underestimated.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(4): 22–24
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