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October 1979

Echocardiographic Findings in a Fatal Case of Kawasaki's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiological Sciences (Dr Wilson), Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City; and the Department of Pediatrics (Drs Luckstead and Stuemky), Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma City.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(10):1028-1030. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130100052011

• Kawasaki's disease or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is being diagnosed with increasing frequency in this country. Although death is a rare complication, coronary arteritis with associated myocardial changes is common. Echocardiography is proposed as a noninvasive study that may aid in the early detection of cardiac involvement.

(Am J Dis Child 133:1028-1030, 1979)

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