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01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Italian Journal of Pediatrics 1/2017

Difficult diagnosis of atypical kawasaki disease in an infant younger than six months: a case report

Zeitschrift:
Italian Journal of Pediatrics > Ausgabe 1/2017
Autoren:
L. Petrarca, R. Nenna, P. Versacci, A. Frassanito, G. Cangiano, A. Nicolai, F. Scalercio, L. Lo Russo, P. Papoff, C. Moretti, F. Midulla

Abstract

Background

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis of unknown origin.

Case presentation

We report the case of a 5-month-old child with an atypical form of KD, characterized by undulating symptoms, who developed an aneurysm of the right coronary artery and an ectasia of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

Conclusion

This case report underlines the difficulties in recognizing incomplete forms of the illness in young infants, who are at higher risk of cardiac complications.
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