Giant coronary artery aneurysms in an infant with Kawasaki disease: Evaluation by echocardiography and computed tomographic angiography

Scott A. Cameron, Joshua D. Robinson, Michael R. Carr, Angira Patel*

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Abstract

Kawasaki disease (KD) is a vasculitis that affects medium-sized arteries and can lead to coronary artery aneurysms. KD should be considered in any infant presenting with prolonged fever. Delaying treatment beyond Day 10 of fever portends a high risk of coronary artery aneurysms. Echocardiography is often necessary to diagnose KD in young infants who frequently present without classic physical examination findings. We report on a case of KD with giant aneurysms in a 2-month-old infant. A combination of transthoracic echocardiography and CT angiography was utilized in the diagnosis as well as in the management of this infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1692-1694
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018

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Keywords

  • computed tomographic angiography
  • coronary artery aneurysms
  • echocardiography
  • Kawasaki disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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