Acute myocardial infarction associated with hypersensitivity to wasp sting

  • Stojan Kariž
  • Erik Rupnik
  • Mitja Košnik

Abstract

Background: Kounis syndrome is the concurrence of acute coronary syndromes with systemic allergic reactions. Case report: We report the case of a 27-year-old healthy woman who experienced acute myocardial infarction after anaphylactic reaction to Hymenoptera sting. The pathophysiology, clinical implications and therapeutic issues of this unique syndrome are briefly discussed. Conclusion: Acute onset of chest pain during allergic reaction should always raise suspicion of a concurrent ischemic cardiac event and thus lead to appropriate diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

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Published
2012-06-01
How to Cite
1.
Kariž S, Rupnik E, Košnik M. Acute myocardial infarction associated with hypersensitivity to wasp sting. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1Jun.2012 [cited 15Sep.2019];81(6). Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/808
Section
Case report, short scientific article

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