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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71--73

Delayed onset interstitial nephritis following multiple wasp stings

JB Ghosh1, M Roy2, AK Bala2 
1 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Pediatric Medicine, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Darjeeling, India

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A wasp sting rarely causes delayed / late onset hypersensitivity reaction. Although unknown, the mechanism of such a delayed hypersensitivity reaction is thought to be an immunologically mediated, type III hypersensitivity reaction with the deposition of immune complexes and activation of the complement system. We present here the case of a seven year-old girl with acute interstitial nephritis following multiple wasp stings. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such report of delayed presentation in a child from India.

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Ghosh J B, Roy M, Bala A K. Delayed onset interstitial nephritis following multiple wasp stings.Indian J Nephrol 2009;19:71-73

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Ghosh J B, Roy M, Bala A K. Delayed onset interstitial nephritis following multiple wasp stings. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 22 ];19:71-73
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