Document Detail


Coronary artery dilatation in toxic shock-like syndrome: the Kawasaki disease shock syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20706709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Kawasaki disease is a common systemic vasculitis of childhood that may result in life-threatening coronary artery abnormalities. Despite an overlap of clinical features with toxic shock syndrome, children with Kawasaki disease generally do not develop shock. We report two cases of older children who presented with a toxic shock-like illness, and were diagnosed with Kawasaki disease when coronary artery abnormalities were found on echocardiography, in keeping with the recently described 'Kawasaki disease shock syndrome'. Clinicians should consider Kawasaki disease in all children presenting with toxic shock and assess for coronary artery damage.
Authors:
Deane Yim; James Ramsay; Darshan Kothari; David Burgner
Related Documents :
11922859 - Treating restless legs syndrome: current pathophysiological concepts and clinical trials.
2130649 - Parkinson's syndrome induced in cats by the use of 6-hydroxydopamine. observations of b...
11451859 - Pleuropulmonary disease due to pergolide use for restless legs syndrome.
8022069 - Catheter ablation of atrioventricular accessory pathway with decremental properties con...
1777209 - Advances in ablation surgeries for dysrhythmias associated with wolff-parkinson-white s...
3602149 - Toxic shock syndrome following breast and nasal surgery.
12415199 - Pseudo-meigs syndrome: uterine leiomyoma with bladder attachment associated with ascite...
10458009 - Diagnosis of chilaiditi's syndrome with abdominal ultrasound.
12899349 - Clinical characteristics and basic research development of peutz-jeghers syndrome.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1232-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Children's Cardiac Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Putative biological mechanisms for the association between early life adversity and the subsequent d...
Next Document:  Uncontrolled hypertension in a child with Hurler syndrome.