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Coronary artery dissease

Chih-Jen Chen, Fu-Chen Huang, Mao-Meng Tiao, Ying-Hsien Huang, Li-Yan Lin, Hong-Ren Yu, Kuender D Yang, Yi-Chuan Huang, Chih-Cheng Chen, Wei-Chiao Chang, Ho-Chang Kuo
OBJECTIVE: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systematic vasculitis in children which causes coronary arterial lesions and hydrops of gallbladder. Our objective is to correlate the clinical significance and influence on disease outcome of patients with gallbladder abnormalities in Kawasaki dissease. METHODS: Children who met KD diagnosis criteria and were admitted for IVIG treatment were retrospectively enrolled for analysis. Patients with abdominal sonography were divided into 2 groups based on the absence (Group A, N = 61) or presence (Group B, N = 16) of gallbladder abnormalities (GBA), defined as hydrops or acalculous cholecystitis...
2012: TheScientificWorldJournal
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