Coronary Aneurysm in Kawasaki Disease

Shyh-Jye Chen; Mei-Hwan Wu
March 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2007, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p271
Academic Journal
The article presents a study the investigates coronary aneurysm as a major complication of Kawasaki disease. Based on the illustrated case study which involves a 17-year-old boy who was diagnosed to have a such complication, the authors found that coronary aneurysm may cause myocardial infarction at a young age or later in life. Moreover, the authors suggest the patients with such disorder require lifelong follow-up and anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy.


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