Coronary Artery Aneurysms Due to Kawasaki Disease – a Rare Cause of Acute Myocardial Infarction


DOI: 10.2478/jim-2019-0024

ABSTRACT
Kawasaki disease, also known as Kawasaki syndrome or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is a pathology that causes inflammation in the walls of medium sized arteries causing symptoms such as fever, lymphadenopathy, rash, and erythema of eyes, lips, nose, palms and feet. The cause is unknown, although clinical features strongly suggest an infectious etiology. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman, known with Kawasaki disease since childhood, with different associated pathologies, that presented with acute inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction.