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Acute coronary syndrome triggered by honeybee sting: a case report
  1. S N Murat,
  2. B B Karasu,
  3. R Akdemir,
  4. H Kilic,
  5. E Ornek,
  6. O Ozcan
  1. Health Ministry, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Education Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr R Akdemir, Health Ministry, Diskapi Research and Education Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey; rakdemir{at}


A 56-year-old previously healthy man was admitted to our hospital with a severe chest pain that started shortly after being stung by a honeybee. He did not have any allergic symptoms and there was no cutaneous or respiratory evidence of allergy on physical examination. Electrocardiographic and biochemical markers were consistent with an acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography demonstrated a significant thrombotic lesion in the right coronary artery. Here, a rare and unexpected event is presented, the development of acute coronary syndrome after a bee sting.

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