haematology
Coagulation

Bee sting Factor V inhibition baffles haematologists

Haematologists in NSW have been puzzled by profound prolongation of clotting times seen in a young man with anaphylactic shock following a bee sting. The incident, in which the man died, may be a rare case of a ‘perfect storm’ caused by an unidentified bee venom Factor V inhibitor and other contributing factors, according to ...

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