Fatal multiple organ failure following massive hornet stings

Nathan Watemberg, Zvi Weizman, Eli Shahak, Micha Aviram, Esther Maor

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We describe a fatal outcome in a three-year-old child following massive stings by the oriental hornet (Vespa orientalis). The primary clinical features were coma, respiratory failure, coagulopathy, renal failure and liver dysfunction. On postmortem the main organs involved were brain, lungs, kidneys and liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Toxicology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • Hornet sting fatality
  • Hvmenoptera fatality
  • Oriental hornet
  • Vespa orientalis
  • Wasp venoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology


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