Kawasaki disease in the adult: A case report and review of the literature

Juan Carlos Rozo, John L. Jefferies, Benjamin W. Eidem, Patrick J. Cook

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Abstract

Kawasaki disease, predominantly a disease of childhood, includes such symptoms as acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, and edema, Its most severe forms are associated with coronary artery aneurysms, We report a rare case of this disease in an asymptomatic adult and review its epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 22 2004

Keywords

  • Coronary artery aneurysm
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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