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Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Jul;31(5):700-2. doi: 10.1007/s00246-009-9636-6. Epub 2010 Jan 16.

Giant aneurysm of the left anterior descending coronary artery in a pediatric patient with Behcet's disease.

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Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA. acook@wfubmc.edu

Abstract

Behcet's disease is a rare autoimmune vasculitis characterized by oral aphthosis, genital ulcers, and ocular and cutaneous lesions. Vascular involvement usually affects the veins more commonly than the arteries, and coronary arterial involvement is extremely rare. We report an adolescent with Behcet's disease who developed a large pseudoaneurysm of the left anterior descending coronary artery requiring a coronary arterial bypass graft.

PMID:
20082193
DOI:
10.1007/s00246-009-9636-6
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