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, vol.66, no.4, pp.559-562, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/ac.66.4.2126625
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-562
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.