Kounis syndrome: a monster for the atopic patient

Nicholas G Kounis


When anaphylactic or anaphylactoid and allergic or hypersensitivity reactions from causes such as insect stings, drugs and other environmental exposures combine with cardiovascular signs and symptoms, acute coronary events and stent thrombosis with thrombus infiltrated by eosinophils and/or mast cells, the result is the Kounis hypersensitivity associated syndrome (1).