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Management of myocardial infarction in children with Kawasaki disease.
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PMID:  20717006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Kawasaki disease is an acute, systemic vasculitis of unknown cause affecting mainly neonates (infants) and young children. Despite treatment during the acute phase with intravenous immunoglobulin and aspirin, up to 5% of those affected will develop coronary aneurysms, predisposing them to thrombotic complications that could result in myocardial infarction and/or death. There are treatment protocols in place for the management of myocardial infarction in adults, but the practical nature of medication is unclear in children. To date, there are no clinical trials or specific recommendations on the dosing of thrombolytic therapy for the treatment of myocardial infarction in Kawasaki pediatric patients. However, there are reports of the use of thrombolytic agents, including streptokinase, urokinase and tissue plasminogen activator, as well as the monoclonal platelet glycoprotein (GP)IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitor, abciximab, that have been used to treat myocardial infarction in children with Kawasaki disease. The outcomes in these reports are varied. This review provides a summary of the available data on the management of children with Kawasaki disease suffering from myocardial infarction or thrombotic complications that can potentially lead to myocardial infarction.
Nethnapha Paredes; Tapas Mondal; Leonardo R Brandão; Anthony K C Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1473-5733     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102551     Medline TA:  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI), Hamilton General Hospital Campus, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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