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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(3):231-235
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.98900

    Various coronary artery complications of Kawasaki disease: Series of 5 cases and review of literature

    Authors:

    Saroj Mandal1, Arindam Pande1, Debosmita Mandal2, Achyut Sarkar1,3, Dhiman Kahali3, Manotosh Panja3,4

    1Departments of Cardiology,

    2Gynecology and Obstetrics,

    3BM Birla Heart Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    4Institute of Cardiovascular Science, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital,

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    Abstract:

    Kawasaki disease is a generalized systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology involving medium and small size blood vessels throughout the body, virtually always involving the coronaries. In many part of this world, it is more common than rheumatic fever and viral myocarditis. Here, we are reporting 5 cases with history suggestive of Kawasaki disease in the early life, presenting with different coronary artery abnormalities. One of the patients had left main coronary artery cut-off, and the remaining 4 had some form of coronary artery aneurysms. 3 patients were given medical management, 1 patient had coronary bypass grafting, and the remaining 1 was planned for surgical correction. All the patients were stable on subsequent follow-ups.

    Key words: Aneurysm, coronary complication, India, Kawasaki disease.