Giant coronary artery aneurysms in a 12-week-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620676
Title:
Giant coronary artery aneurysms in a 12-week-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease.
Authors:
Guile, L.; Parke, Simon; Kelly, A.; Tulloh, R.
Abstract:
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis that occurs worldwide and disproportionately affects male children, most commonly between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. KD can present with only a few features and thus be difficult to diagnose, particularly in the youngest and oldest patients. We describe a 12-week-old Caucasian female infant who presented with rash and fever but no other features of KD, who developed giant coronary artery aneurysms. Considering how common is the presentation of a febrile infant with a rash, this case highlights the importance of considering KD early in the differential diagnosis for any infant with unexplained fever. Furthermore, it emphasises how echocardiography can help in the investigation of a febrile child with no clear source of infection.
Citation:
Giant coronary artery aneurysms in a 12-week-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease. 2018, 2018 BMJ Case Rep
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
28-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620676
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2018-224479
PubMed ID:
29593004
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=29593004
Note:
This case report is freely available online via Open Access. Click on the Additional Link above to access it via the publisher's site.
Type:
Case Report
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-790X
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics; 2018 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorGuile, L.en
dc.contributor.authorParke, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorKelly, A.en
dc.contributor.authorTulloh, R.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T14:34:37Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-03T14:34:37Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-28-
dc.identifier.citationGiant coronary artery aneurysms in a 12-week-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease. 2018, 2018 BMJ Case Repen
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid29593004-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2018-224479-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620676-
dc.description.abstractKawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis that occurs worldwide and disproportionately affects male children, most commonly between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. KD can present with only a few features and thus be difficult to diagnose, particularly in the youngest and oldest patients. We describe a 12-week-old Caucasian female infant who presented with rash and fever but no other features of KD, who developed giant coronary artery aneurysms. Considering how common is the presentation of a febrile infant with a rash, this case highlights the importance of considering KD early in the differential diagnosis for any infant with unexplained fever. Furthermore, it emphasises how echocardiography can help in the investigation of a febrile child with no clear source of infection.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=29593004en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reports. this is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. see: http:// creativecommons. org/ licenses/ by- nc/ 4. 0/en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Paediatricsen
dc.titleGiant coronary artery aneurysms in a 12-week-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease.en
dc.typeCase Reporten
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen
dc.description.noteThis case report is freely available online via Open Access. Click on the Additional Link above to access it via the publisher's site.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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