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Fatal Kawasaki disease caused by early occlusive coronary artery disease
  1. P Heaton1,
  2. N Wilson2
  1. 1Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  2. 2Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr P Heaton, Paediatric Department, Yeovil District Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil BA21 4AT, UK;


In Kawasaki disease severe coronary artery narrowing may develop at an early stage despite treatment with gammaglobulin and in the absence of prominent aneurysm formation or thrombosis. Vaso-occlusive disease may not be clinically or echocardiographically apparent until very severe.

  • Kawasaki disease
  • coronary artery occlusion
  • coronary arteritis
  • CRP, C reactive protein
  • IVIG, intravenous gammaglobulin
  • KD, Kawasaki disease
  • LAD, left anterior descending

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