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Kounis syndrome presenting as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction following a hymenoptera (bee) sting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18649957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We described a patient presenting with acute myocardial infarction after sustaining a hymenoptera (bee) sting. Cardiac catheterisation confirmed significant intra-coronary thrombosis in the left anterior descending artery with minimal underlying plaque disease. A unifying diagnosis of Kounis syndrome secondary to hymenoptera envenomation was made. This is followed by a brief review of the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction in the context of Kounis syndrome.
Jaspal S Taggar; Timothy Watson; Kashif Musarrat; Teri Millane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2008-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e29-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Thrombosis / etiology*,  radiography
Hypersensitivity / complications*
Insect Bites and Stings / complications*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*,  radiography

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