Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki syndrome and thrombosis of a medium-sized aneurysm of the anterior descending coronary artery: case report and literature review.

Gabriella De Rosa, Riccardo Marano, Marco Piastra, Angelica Bibiana Delogu, Donato Rigante, Maria Giuseppina Cefalo, 33182, DI MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA "A.GEMELLI" FACOLTA', cliniche intensivologiche e perioperatorie ROMA - Dipartimento di Scienze biotecnologiche di base, 33186, DI MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA "A.GEMELLI" FACOLTA', ROMA - Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e sanità pubblica, 33188, ROMA - Dipartimento di Scienze radiologiche ed ematologiche

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Abstract

A 7-year-old child was first admitted for persistent fever of 15-day duration and suspected meningitis. Kawasaki syndrome was lately diagnosed upon the recognition of an extensive diffuse coronary artery damage characterized by medium-sized aneurysms of the epicardial vessels. An eccentric thrombus along the inferior wall of the left anterior descending artery suspected at transthoracic echocardiography was confirmed by coronary computed tomography angiography scan, without significant segmental stenosis. Strict cardiac surveillance and anticoagulant therapy were maintained, and no ischemic complications occurred at a short-term follow-up. This report emphasizes that thrombosis can be observed even in medium-sized aneurysms when the diagnosis of Kawasaki syndrome is delayed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)809-814
Numero di pagine6
RivistaRheumatology International
Volume2012
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Kawasaki syndrome

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