Publication Case report (ISI) in International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare, life-threatening disorder characterized by severe thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, fever, renal dysfunction, and neurological deficient. TTP leads to the formation of blood clots in small blood vessels throughout the body. The development of TTP is associated with many risk factors such as pregnancy, HIV, cancer, lupus, and infections. Recently there have been few published case reports of bee-sting associated TTP. In this report, we describe the case of a 67 years old man who developed TTP after a honeybee sting. On the second day of treatment, he died of cardiopulmonary arrest.