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Case report: Giant coronary aneurysm caused by Kawasaki disease: follow-up with echocardiography and multidetector CT angiography.
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PMID:  18344266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant coronary artery aneurysms caused by Kawasaki disease are not common; however, they are one of the most serious complications and can be fatal. Here, we describe a 5-year-old girl with Kawasaki disease who initially had normal coronary arteries. Despite intravenous immunoglobulin, she developed progressive giant coronary artery aneurysms. Echocardiography is a non-invasive tool for imaging the condition but it does have some limitations, whereas selective coronary angiography is the gold standard. However, multidetector CT may be a better non-invasive tool, alternate to invasive catheterized selective coronary angiography, in the long-term follow-up of patients with a giant coronary aneurysm.
A Khositseth; S Siripornpitak; R Pornkul; S Wanitkun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-17     Completed Date:  2008-04-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e106-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Coronary Aneurysm / etiology,  radiography*,  ultrasonography
Coronary Angiography / methods
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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