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Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Jan;169(1):27-9. doi: 10.1007/s00431-009-0965-5. Epub 2009 Mar 11.

Allergic myocardial infarction in childhood: Kounis syndrome.

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  • 1Cardiology Department, Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Cevizli, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.


Kounis Syndrome was first described by Kounis as "allergic angina syndrome" progressing to "allergic myocardial infarction". This report describes the first children in the literature presented with Kounis syndrome.

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