Kounis syndrome secondary to ibuprofen use

Anil Kumar, Netanel S. Berko, Ritu Gothwal, Frank Tamarin, Stephen S. Jesmajian

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Kounis syndrome is the coincidental occurrence of acute coronary syndromes with allergic or hypersensitivity reactions. Clinicians should be aware that various mediators of allergy can cause coronary spasm and even plaque rupture and thrombus formation, thereby causing a serious impact on the course, prognosis and management of the allergic reaction. We report a case of a 20 year old female who developed acute coronary syndrome after anaphylactic reaction to ibuprofen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e79-e80
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina
  • Ibuprofen
  • Kounis Syndrome
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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