Flashcards in Insect Allergy Deck (5)
What are the three families associated within the order Hymenoptera that have been implicated in hypersensitivity reactions?
- The Apidae
- The Vespidae
- The Formicidae
What stinging insects belong to the Apidae family?
- Honey Bee
- Bumble Bee
What stinging insects are part of the vespid family?
- White Faced Hornet
- Yellow Jacket
- Yellow Hornet
How is a stinging insect hypersensitivity diagnosed?
With a clinical history of a systemic reaction and evidence of specific IgE antibodies to insect venom