Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after bee sting

Boz C. , Velioglu S. , Omenoglu M.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.23, sa.6, ss.313-315, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s100720300007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.313-315


Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) usually follows a viral infection or an immunization and is thought to be an immunomediated disease. We describe a patient with ADEM after multiple yellow jacket bee stings. The patient recovered after treatment with a high dose of methylprednisolone. Although the pathologic mechanism exact remains unclear, potential cross-reactivity between bee toxins and the central nervous system myelin could induce demyelination. ADEM should be considered a rare complication of bee stings.