Coronary manifestations of Kawasaki Disease in computed tomography coronary angiography.
J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018 Jul - Aug;12(4):275-280. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2017.12.003. Epub 2017 Dec 11. Goh YG1, Ong CC1, Tan G1, Liang CR1, Soomar SM2, Terence Lim CW2, Quek SC2, Teo LSL3.
Coronary arteritis in Kawasaki disease can lead to serious complications such myocardial infarction and sudden death. The identification of coronary manifestations with a method that is minimally invasive and of low radiation exposure is therefore important in paediatric patients with Kawasaki disease. Coronary CT angiography can be an attractive alternative to invasive coronary angiography. This paper describes imaging techniques for coronary CT angiography in pediatric patients and demonstrates the spectrum of cardiovascular manifestations in patients with Kawasaki disease.