Kounis Syndrome: Dexketoprofen-Associated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

  • Aytekin Aksakal Cardiology Department, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu, Turkey
  • Zeki Simşek Cardiology Department, Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Education Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Diyar Köprülü Cardiology Department, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu, Turkey
  • Uğur Arslan Cardiology Department, Samsun Training and Education Hospital, Samsun, Turkey


Kounis syndrome, dexketoprofen, allergic myocardial infarction


Allergic angina and allergic myocardial infarction are common diseases associated with acute coronary syndromes and encompass a wide spectrum of mast cell activation disorders termed "Kounis Syndrome". We present here a patient with Kounis syndrome presenting with sudden cardiac arrest after intravenous infusion of dexketoprofen in the emergency room.



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  • Published: 2021-11-12

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 11 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Aksakal A, Simşek Z, Köprülü D, Arslan U. Kounis Syndrome: Dexketoprofen-Associated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_003006.