A case of Kounis syndrome associated with branched-chain amino acid supplementation in a 17-year-old boy
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Kounis Syndrome is characterised by the concurrence of acute coronary syndrome with mast cell activation induced by inflammatory mediators released during an allergic reaction. Although several factors and diseases were reported to be associated with Kounis Syndrome, branched-chain amino acid supplements have not been previously reported as a cause of Kounis Syndrome. We present a 17-year-old boy admitted to our hospital with thoracic pain after the ingestion of a branched-chain amino acid supplement.