Fatal obliterative coronary vasculitis in Kawasaki disease

J Pediatr. 1998 Aug;133(2):259-61. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(98)70230-6.


We report a unique case of Kawasaki disease with late sudden death from obliteration of the lumen of the full length of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Sequential echocardiograms showed early uniform coronary dilatation that resolved before sudden death. The implications of obliterative "healing" of coronary ectasia are unknown.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Coronary Vessels / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessels / pathology*
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Echocardiography
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / pathology*