Wasp sting-associated cerebral infarction: a role for cerebrovascular sympathetic innervation

Clin Neuropharmacol. 1993 Aug;16(4):362-5. doi: 10.1097/00002826-199308000-00009.


A 38-year-old man, stung repeatedly by wasps on the left face and neck, had his left internal carotid artery occluded 2 days later. A mechanism for ischemic stroke involving the sympathetic innervation of cerebral vasculature is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Insect Bites and Stings / complications*
  • Male
  • Sympathetic Nervous System / physiology
  • Sympathetic Nervous System / physiopathology*
  • Wasps*