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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 13, Issue.: 2

Case Study

Silent Myocardial Infarction Due to Kounis Syndrome


Oguz Eroglu1*, Vedat Simsek2, Mustafa Koksal1 and Turgut Deniz1

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Kirikkale University, Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale, Turkey.

2Department of Cardiology, Kirikkale University, Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale, Turkey.

Article Information


(1) Vijay K. Sharma, Division of Neurology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore.


(1) Lucilene Delazari dos Santos, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil.

(2) Nicholas K. Kounis, University of Patras, Greece.

(3) Anonymous, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

(4) Suzana de Albuquerque Paiva, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

(5) Aleksandra Nitecka-Buchta, Medical University of Silesia, Poland.

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Bee stings can cause mortal anaphylactic reactions, which are also precursors to some other mortal events. Kounis syndrome (KS), or allergic myocardial infarctions, are well known concomitant events with every type of allergic reaction. KS should be considered in all patients with allergic events and concomitant chest pain admitted to emergency rooms. The clinical symptoms may not always be clear in these cases. The symptom of chest pain may not be seen in some mono- and poli-neuropathic conditions, particularly in diabetes, transplantation and drug user patients. We present a patient with KS secondary to bee sting.

Keywords :

Kounis syndrome; bee sting; lacking chest pain; electrocardiography.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/22468

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