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Severe ostial stenosis of the left coronary artery in a 12-year-old girl as the first manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis.
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PMID:  20128165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with isolated chest pain on minimal exertion over the last 2 months. A coronary angiography revealed severe narrowing of the left coronary artery ostium and increased thickness of the ascending aortic wall was demonstrated by transoesophageal echocardiography, suggesting the diagnosis ofTakayasu's arteritis. The patient was successfully treated with corticosteroids and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Stephanie Moortgat; David Tuerlinckx; Eddy Bodart; Gebrine El Khoury; Stephane Moniotte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-04     Completed Date:  2010-03-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  825-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Cliniques universitaires de Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / etiology
Aorta / pathology,  ultrasonography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / etiology*,  radiography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Takayasu Arteritis / complications*,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy

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