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Intraoperative myocardial infarction: Kounis syndrome provoked by latex allergy.
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PMID:  23302547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report the case of a 43-year-old man with anaphylactic shock and concurrent ST-elevation myocardial infarction during a planned inguinal hernia surgery. This event occurred shortly after introduction of latex into the surgical field. Coronary angiography revealed a 70% occlusive lesion in the right coronary artery. Further discussion with the patient revealed a potential latex allergy. Skin prick testing showed marked sensitisation to latex. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with the type II variant of Kounis syndrome.
Veronica Marcoux; Shravan Nosib; Henry Bi; Brian Brownbridge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
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