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, 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
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.559-562

Özet

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.