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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 27. No. 3, 2022

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2022;27:192-195

Case Report

Coronary Artery Aneurysm in a Chinese Boy with Scrub Typhus

HT Leung, HM Lee, V Cheng, KC Chan


Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is uncommon in children except in Kawasaki disease. Occasionally it can be seen in children with congenital disorders such as connective tissue diseases and underlying inflammatory disease. Other reported causes of CAA such as atherosclerosis, Takayasu arteritis and infections are more common in adult patients. We reported a 11-year-old Chinese boy with fever, skin rashes and hepatosplenomegaly who was diagnosed to have scrub typhus and right coronary artery aneurysm.

Keyword : Coronary artery aneurysm; Kawasaki disease; Rickettsia; Scrub typhus


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