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

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.

journal_name

Rheumatol Int

authors

De Rosa G,Cefalo MG,Marano R,Piastra M,Delogu AB,Rigante D

doi

10.1007/s00296-011-1814-1

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2012-03-01 00:00:00

pages

809-14

issue

3

eissn

0172-8172

issn

1437-160X

journal_volume

32

pub_type

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