oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Bee sting allergy and immunotherapy : ABC of allergy

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



On the morning before her fifth birthday, Fiena is practicing her ballet steps on the stoep. A fairy party is planned. The anticipation is hard to bear. She performs a daring pirouette and feels a scorching stab on the side of her left foot. She emits a surprised and anguished squeal. Her mother rushes outside to find her sitting on the floor holding her bare foot and rocking in pain. A honeybee staggers sluggishly to the edge of the step and tumbles into the flowerbed.

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