Ischemic stroke following a wasp sting: a rare complication
Wasp stings are commonly encountered worldwide and result in a variety of clinical manifestations including local and systemic reactions. Neurological and vascular complications are rarely reported following a wasp sting.

The present case has been reported in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. A 69-year-old man presented with focal neurological deficit following multiple wasp stings; the deficit was confirmed to be an acute infarction on MRI scan.

He was screened for metabolic risk factors which were negative and he had a normal two-dimensional echocardiogram and normal carotid arteries in carotid duplex which excluded potential sources of thromboembolism.

He was started on aspirin and atorvastatin. Rehabilitation was arranged with physiotherapy and speech therapy. His place of residence was visited by the authors and the members of the wasp species were found and identified as Vespa tropica of family Vespidae. On discharge, he had a mild right facial droop but normal strength in his right arm and leg.

Major takeaway:-
Treating physicians should be aware of the rare but possible complication of ischemic stroke following a case of wasp sting.

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