Myocardial infarction in Kawasaki disease in a nine-month old boy

Article type : Case Report | تاریخ ثبت : 2018/02/18

  • Authors

    1. Malek Abdolreza
    2. Sezavar Majid
    3. Naghibi Sistani Mohammadreza
  • abstract

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common systemic vascular is in childhood after Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease among the children living in western countries. Its diagnosis relies on clinical findings; however, the certain laboratory tests are useful to rule out the other causes of unexplained fever but are not specific for the diagnosis of KD. While the cause of KD is remained unknown, a choice diagnostic test is not available, and diagnosis is made on clinical findings. The diagnostic criteria for KD are extremely useful for establishing the diagnosis, and are particularly useful in preventing over-diagnosis. However, the use of such criteria may result in incomplete forms of illness being unrecognized or missed. In this report, a 9-month-old boy presented with an acute myocardial infarction and found to have coronary artery aneurysms as well. These may have been caused by a KD, a health condition that should be considered with cardiac presentations such as proximal discrete coronary artery aneurysms as explained in the current study.
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