Kaouthar Hakim, Rafik Boussada, Lilia Chaker, Fatma Ouarda
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunia, Tunisia
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common acute vasculitis in pediatric population that usually involves small- and middle-sized arteries, commonly coronary arteries. Although the incidence and natural course of coronary aneurysms after KD are well documented in studies, related reports on peripheral arterial and aortic aneurysms are scarce. We report the occurrence of a giant aortic aneurysm involving the horizontal part of aortic arch in a 28-month-old boy diagnosed with KD. This complication was managed by steroids therapy in the beginning. Because of mechanical complication and potential risk of rupture, surgery was undertaken.
Résidence ennour APP A-1-1 Rue, Mahmoud Baroudi, Ariana
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