Kounis syndrome: myocardial infarction secondary to an allergic insult - a rare clinical entity

Caglar F. N. T. , Caglar I. M. , Coskun U., Ugurlucan M., Okcun B.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.66, sa.4, ss.559-562, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/ac.66.4.2126625
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.559-562


The association of an acute coronary syndrome with mast cell activation secondary to allergen exposure is known as the Kounis syndrome. We present two cases of the Kounis syndrome: (i) one was misdiagnosed as acute ST elevation myocardial infarction and treated with thrombolytics; (ii) the second diagnosis was made after a recurrence two months after the first incident.