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Immune thrombocytopenia after bee venom therapy: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2016
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Title
Immune thrombocytopenia after bee venom therapy: a case report
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12906-016-1091-3
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Mohammad Adel Abdulsalam, Bader Esmael Ebrahim, Ahmad Jasem Abdulsalam

Abstract

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a hematological disorder with an isolated decrease in number of circulating platelets. Bee venom therapy (BVT) is a form of alternative medicine. It is still being practiced in the Middle East and other parts of Asia. In BVT, acupuncture points are used to inject diluted bee venom into the body. The pharmacological basis behind BVT is not fully understood. However, it has been used to treat various medical conditions such as arthritis and low back pain. On the other hand there have been a number of reported complications of BVT use such as ITP. We present a case report on ITP after BVT. A 61 year old lady presented with gum bleeding and ecchymosis and found to have isolated thrombocytopenia (platelet count of 9 × 10(9)/L) after receiving four direct bee sting sessions. There was no evidence of any other risk factors of ITP. Bee venom components and toxicity may be associated with thrombocytopenia as a complication. Further research is needed to postulate guidelines and protocol for BVT. In the meantime, monitoring of the practice of BVT should be made, with an emphasis on patient education regarding the safety profile and associated risks compared to the gained benefits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 7%
Unknown 13 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 36%
Student > Master 4 29%
Unspecified 2 14%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Researcher 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Psychology 2 14%
Unspecified 2 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 14%
Environmental Science 1 7%
Other 5 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 September 2017.
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#819,186
of 11,794,580 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#195
of 2,432 outputs
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#30,663
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#3
of 45 outputs
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