Coronary artery revascularization in an adult with coronary aneurysms probably secondary to childhood Kawasaki disease

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Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile illness affecting mainly infants and children. The fatal complication of Kawasaki disease is coronary involvement pertaining to coronary artery aneurysms. Surgical experience of adults that had childhood Kawasaki disease with coronary lesion has been rarely reported. We experienced coronary artery bypass grafting in a 44 year old man with no risk factors for atherosclerosis but with coronary lesions possibly secondary to Kawasaki disease. Coronary artery sequelae of Kawasaki disease may become part of a cause of coronary disease in young adults and we should recognize this condition in such patients with coronary disease but no coronary risk factors.

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Sato, T., Isomura, T., Hayashida, N., & Aoyagi, S. (1997). Coronary artery revascularization in an adult with coronary aneurysms probably secondary to childhood Kawasaki disease. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 12(2), 312–314. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1010-7940(97)01199-8

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