A case report of allergic angina


  • Dr. Alagu Thiyagarajan Senior Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Dr. Sarveswaran Soundararajan Cardiologist, Coimbatore.


Kounis syndrome, Coronary artery spasm, Anaphylaxis, acute coronary syndrome, allergic angina


Background: Kounis syndrome (KS) is defined as the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with an underlying anaphylactic reaction. Case presentation: A 38 year old male with no comorbidities admitted on 3.1.22 at 1 a.m. with complaints of itching all over the body and chest tightness since half an hour. Initial ECG showed ST elevation in II, III, aVF leads and ST depression in lead V2. Then patient transferred to ICU where patient was started on intravenous fluid bolus at 100 ml/ hr. Injection adrenaline, injection hydrocortisone was given and patient was given loading dose and started on heparin infusion and other supportive treatment. The second ECG done which was normal. ECHO showed EF-60%, no regional wall motion abnormalities. Serum IgE levels done which was increased 2500 IU/ml (increased). Coronary angiogram was done which showed minor coronary artery disease with myocardial bridging in left anterior descending artery and advised for medical management. Conclusion: ECG is a mandatory investigation for all anaphylactic patients.


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How to Cite

A, A. thiyagarajan, & Soundararajan, S. (2023). A case report of allergic angina. The Journal of Medicine and Science, 2(02), 36–39. Retrieved from https://tjms.in/index.php/tjms/article/view/30



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