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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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RODRIGUEZ LARA, Andrés Gerardo  and  AGUILAR PEREZ, Jorge. Hymenoptera accident: case report. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.1, pp.6-11. ISSN 2215-5287.

Hymenoptera is one of the classifications of insects, consisting mainly of three types, the bee, the wasp and the fire ant, which cause pitting with venom generating from local to systemic effects, with slight or fatal repercussions but receive timely medical attention. Systemic reactions are dependent on the immune response, as well as the number of bites. There will be two cases of death due to an accident by hymenopterans type bees, diagnosed by medical-legal history, autopsy findings related to the systemic effect of bee venom and circumstances related to death will be presented.

Keywords : Hymenoptera; Hymenoptera accident; bee stings; autopsy.

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