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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 879-881

An unusual case of sustained ventricular tachycardia following a wasp bite


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Civil Hospital, Kangra, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Aradhna Sharma
Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.201165

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Sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a life-threatening condition which requires immediate intervention. We report a case of unusual etiology of sustained VT in a 42-year-old male after a wasp bite in the absence of anaphylaxis. The patient was treated with amiodarone and improved within 48 h. Thus, wasp stings can lead to serious tachyarrhythmias which can be life-threatening. Emergency care physicians should be aware of such arrhythmias in the setting of wasp bites which can be fatal.


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