In a recent retrospective review of Hymenoptera envenomation reported to the Taiwan National Poison Center, what differences were noted between Vespidae and Apidae? What were risk factors for severe outcomes?
Calls for Vespidae enevenomation tended to be more severe than calls for Apidae. The factors associated with severity included the number of stings, age, and multiple parts of the body being stung
Nguyen TN, Jeng MJ, Chen NY, Yang CC. Outcomes of wasp and bee stings in Taiwan. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2023 Mar 9:1-5. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2023.2173075. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36892552.