Pulmonary Hypertension in Kawasaki Disease

Nicholson, George T.; Samai, Cyrus; Kanaan, Usama
December 2013
Pediatric Cardiology;Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p1966
Academic Journal
Case Study
This report describes the case of two pediatric patients who demonstrated echocardiographic evidence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease. The etiology of PH development in this setting is currently unknown, but the authors hypothesize that pulmonary vasculitis may play a significant role. Fortunately, the PH appeared to be self-limited and resolved in both cases with routine treatment of Kawasaki disease.


Related Articles

  • Immune globulin.  // Reactions Weekly;1/30/2016, Vol. 1586 Issue 1, p165 

    An abstract of the article "Kawasaki disease masquerading as hepatitis: A diagnostic challenge for pediatricians" by I. Majumdar and others is presented.

  • Kawasaki's Disease. Trager, Jonathan D.K. // New England Journal of Medicine;11/23/95, Vol. 333 Issue 21, p1391 

    This article presents the case study of a four-year-old boy with features typical of Kawasaki's disease. These features include bilateral nonexudative conjunctivitis; dry, fissured, erythematous lips and a strawberry tongue; and erythematous and edematous hands and feet. The child recovered...

  • Pleural Effusion and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy: The Rarely Reported Complications of Kawasaki Disease. Sun Hyang Lee; You Hoon Jeon; Hyeon Jong Yang; Bok Yang Pyun // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun2010, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p598 

    The article presents a case study of a 22-month-old Korean boy who was admitted at the Soonchunyang University Hospital due to febrile seizures in Seoul, Korea. It states that the patient was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease (KD). It mentions that the laboratory findings revealed rare...

  • An Unusual Case of Incomplete Kawasaki Disease in an Adolescent Returning From Holiday in Montana. Hyams, Catherine; Day, Thomas; Ramroop, Shiva; Paget, Stephanie; Howard, Sasha; McMillan, Merlin; Vora, Surabhi; Keyser, Paul // Pediatric Cardiology;Oct2012, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p1196 

    Here we present an unusual case of incomplete Kawasaki disease in a 15-year-old boy returning from a holiday with his family in Montana. His symptoms were initial diarrhoea and lethargy, with fever, rash, conjunctivitis, and arthralgia developing during the course of his illness. His condition...

  • Petechia and Seizure in an Infant With Acute Kawasaki Disease. Chi-Lin Ho; Sheng-Ling Jan; Yun-Ching Fu; Ming-Chih Lin; Shing-Jong Lin // Clinical Pediatrics;Oct2010, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p997 

    The article describes the clinical case of a two-month, 21-day old male infant who was diagnosed with petechia, seizure and Kawasaki disease complicated with acute subdural hemorrhage. Based on laboratory results, the patient had high acute inflammatory index, leukocytosis, anemia, platelet...

  • Coronary Artery Aneurysms in a 15-Year-Old Boy. D'Auria, Stephen J.; Trojan Borden, Meghan; Patel, Sandeep M.; Smith, Conrad // Texas Heart Institute Journal;Dec2014, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p675 

    The article describes the case of a 15-year-old boy suffering from Kawasaki disease, who was diagnosed with proximal aneurysm on his right coronary artery and treated with drug-eluting stents on it.

  • Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki syndrome and thrombosis of a medium-sized aneurysm of the anterior descending coronary artery: case report and literature review. Rosa, Gabriella; Cefalo, Maria; Marano, Riccardo; Piastra, Marco; Delogu, Angelica; Rigante, Donato // Rheumatology International;Mar2012, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p809 

    A 7-year-old child was first admitted for persistent fever of 15-day duration and suspected meningitis. Kawasaki syndrome was lately diagnosed upon the recognition of an extensive diffuse coronary artery damage characterized by medium-sized aneurysms of the epicardial vessels. An eccentric...

  • Images in cardiology: Kawasaki's disease. Weber, T; Mayr, H; Eber, B // Heart;Mar2001, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p258 

    The article presents a case study of a 27-year-old woman with three severe vessel coronary artery disease revealed through coronary angiography and was diagnosed with Kawasaki's disease.

  • Persistent fever in an infant: incomplete Kawasaki disease. Harris, Kevin C.; Hosking, Martin C.K. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 17, p2009 

    The article presents a case study of a four-month-old girl presented to the local hospital when her upper extremity had turned blue from her midforearm to her fingertips. She was diagnosed with incomplete Kawasaki disease based on her history of prolonged fever, rash, and erythematous lips. She...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics