Kounis syndrome: myocardial infarction secondary to an allergic insult--a rare clinical entity.
Acta Cardiol. 2011 Aug;66(4):559-62
Authors: Caglar FN, Caglar IM, Coskun U, Ugurlucan M, Okcun B
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.
PMID: 21894822 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]