Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 18, No. 4, 2008, pp. 364-368
Bioline Code: pe08058
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2008, pp. 364-368
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Extensive Myocardial Infarction in a Child with Takayasu Vasculitis: Report of a Case and Literature Review|
Otukesh, Hassan; Fereshtehnejad, Seyed-Mohammad; Hoseini, Rozita; Zabihi, Azita; Tafreshi, Roya & Hallaji, Farideh
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory arteritis involving large vessels, predominantly the aorta and its main branches. Angina pectoris or myocardial infarction may occur in 3-5% of patients due to coronary artery ostial narrowing from aortitis or coronary arteritis.
We describe the case of an 11-year boy presented with hypertension and severe abdominal pain. After treatment he developed extensive myocardial infarction and died.
Takayasu's disease should figure prominently amongst the causes of coronary artery disease in children and coronary arteriography should be undertaken more often during investigation of the arterial lesions of these patients.
Takayasu; Vasculitis; Myocardial infarction;Coronary arteritis
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