Sudden Death in an Adolescent Four Years after Recovery from Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome (Kawasaki Disease)

    Volume 31, Issue 3 (July 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1986

    Page Count: 7


    Bambara, JF
    Pathologist, Peterson Clinical Laboratories, Manhattan, KS

    Quam, JP
    Medical student, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN

    Luzier, TL
    Private practice, Kansas City, MO

    Edwards, WD
    Consultant, Mayo Medical School and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN

    (Received 16 August 1985; accepted 12 September 1985)

    Abstract

    A case is presented of sudden death during physical activity in a 15-year-old boy with clinically inactive mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (Kawasaki disease). At autopsy, the coronary arteries were involved by multiple aneurysms and obstructive thrombi, and the left ventricular myocardium was extensively scarred. Although Kawasaki disease most commonly occurs in infants and young children, it may be a cause of sudden death in adolescents.


    Paper ID: JFS11124J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11124J

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    Title Sudden Death in an Adolescent Four Years after Recovery from Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome (Kawasaki Disease)
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