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Sudden Death in a 10-Year-Old Boy with Coronary Arteritis and Retroperitoneal Fibrosis – A Case of Takayasu Arteritis Volume 4 - Issue 2

Morild Inge

  • Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

Received: December 10, 2019;   Published: December 17, 2019

*Corresponding author: Morild Inge, Gade Laboratory of Pathology, Department of Clinical Medicine, 5021 Haukeland University Hospital, Norway


DOI: 10.32474/LOJMS.2019.04.000183

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Abstract

Takayasu arteritis is an uncommon chronic arteritis of unknown etiology, which primarily affects large vessels, such as aorta and its main branches, resulting in ischemia from gradual stenosis of involved arteries. It may also involve the coronary arteries, and lead to myocardial infarction and sudden death. Misdiagnoses, especially in children is not uncommon. In the present case a 10-year old boy with recently diagnosed retroperitoneal fibrosis and ureteral stenoses died suddenly. In addition to retroperitoneal fibrosis, with affection of the aorta, the autopsy revealed extensive coronary stenosing, and old myocardial infarctions. The findings were interpreted as caused by widespread, unknown Takayasu arteritis.

Keywords: Takayasu arteritis; Coronary arteries; Myocardial infarction; Sudden death; Retroperitoneal fibrosis

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