Advertisement

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Cerebral infarction and regression of widespread aneurysms in Kawasaki's disease: case report

  • J. S. Lapointe
  • R. A. Nugent
  • D. A. Graeb
  • W. D. Robertson
Review Articles

Abstract

The prevalence of Kawasaki's disease has increased in the last decade and it is now recognized worldwide. Coronary aneurysms are an important complication often causing death. The widespread vascular changes which can occur are illustrated by a patient who presented with a cerebral infarct and who developed widespread aneurysmal disease which regressed.

Key words

Kawasaki's disease Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome Coronary aneurysms Vasculitis Infantile periarteritis nodosa 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Amano S, Hazama F, Hamashima Y (1979) Pathology of Kawasaki's disease. I) Pathology and morphogenesis of the vascular changes. Jpn Circ J 43: 633PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Amano S, Hazama F, Hamashima Y (1979) Pathology of Kawasaki's disease. II) Distribution and incidence of the vascular lesions. Jpn Circ J 43: 741PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cook A, L'Heureux P (1979) Radiographic findings in the mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. Case report. AJR 132: 107Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gassner I, Hammerer I, Pillwein K (1980) Mucocutaneous lymph node disease or infantile periarteritis nodosa with extensive vascular involvement. Paediatr Paedol 15: 213Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Hosaki J, Abe S, Shoback BR, Yoshimatu A, Migita T (1978) Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome with various arterial lesions. Helv Paediatr Acta 33: 127PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Kato H (1979) Kawasaki's disease. Effect of treatment on coronary artery involvement. Pediatrics 63: 175PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Kawasaki T, Kosaki F, Okawa S, Shigematsu I, Yanagawa H (1974) A new infantile acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome prevailing in Japan. Pediatrics 54: 271PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Lauret P, Lecointre C, Billard DL (1979) Kawasaki's disease complicated by thrombosis of the internal carotid artery. Ann Dermatol Venereol 106: 901PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Landing BH, Larson EJ (1977) Are infantile polyarteritis nodosa with coronary artery involvement and fatal mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome the same? Comparison of 20 patients from North America with patients from Hawaii and Japan. Pediatrics 59: 651PubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, MCLS (1979). Symposium on Kawasaki's disease. Jpn J Med Sci Biol 32: 235Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Soljak MA, Kirker JA, Calder AL, Neutze JM (1981) Extensive aneurysm formation in the mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. New Zealand Med Journal 94: 43Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Tanaka N, Sekimoto K, Naoe S (1976) Kawasaki's disease: relationship with infantile periarteritis nodosa. Arch Path Lab Med 100: 81PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Lapointe
    • 1
  • R. A. Nugent
    • 1
  • D. A. Graeb
    • 1
  • W. D. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of British Columbia and Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

Personalised recommendations