KUMJ | VOL. 21 | NO. 4 | ISSUE 84 | OCTOBER - DECEMBER, 2023

Acute Kidney Injury Secondary to Rhabdomyolysis Due to Wasp Bite
Chapagain S, Sah SP, Chhetri Budhathoki A, Shrestha A

Wasp and bee bites have been well known to cause effects in the human body ranging from minor local skin reactions to deadly anaphylactic reactions. They have also been known to disrupt kidney functions or cause liver injury. The kidney injury associated with wasp bite is a well-known phenomenon, but it is still very rare. We report a case of a 74-year-old man who developed rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury, three days after he was bitten by wasp. His symptoms improved after nine days of hospital admission, where he received fluid resuscitation and hemodialysis sessions. This report aims to educate clinicians about the diverse effects of wasp bite for timely diagnosis and management.
Keyword : Acute kidney injury, Rhabdomyolysis, Wasp bite