+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is useful for diagnosis of the acute stage of Kawasaki disease

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is useful for diagnosis of the acute stage of Kawasaki disease

Bmc Pediatrics 14: 98

This study aimed to investigate intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid arteries in children with acute Kawasaki disease (KD). Between 2009 and 2011, patients fulfilling the criteria for KD, including a fever lasting >5 days, were prospectively enrolled in this study. Laboratory data, echocardiography, and IMT were measured and compared with matched controls. A total of 70 common carotid IMTs were measured in 35 children. We studied 21 patients aged 3-60 months old with acute KD and 14 febrile patients aged 3-194 months old with acute infection and similar characteristics to those of KD patients. Children with KD had a significantly higher IMT compared with the controls (0.550 ± 0.081 mm vs. 0.483 ± 0.046 mm, P = 0.01). IMT during the acute stage of KD is increased, suggesting that IMT could be a useful diagnostic tool in the early diagnosis of KD.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 052198936

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 24721010

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-98

Related references

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is as good as carotid intima-media thickness of all carotid artery segments in improving prediction of coronary heart disease risk in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. European Heart Journal 33(2): 183-190, 2012

High-resolution radial artery intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with suspected coronary artery disease--comparison with common carotid artery intima-media thickness. Atherosclerosis 221(1): 118-123, 2012

Associations of carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) with risk factors and prevalent cardiovascular disease: comparison of mean common carotid artery IMT with maximum internal carotid artery IMT. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 29(12): 1759-1768, 2011

Utility of combined parameters of common carotid intima-media thickness or albuminuria in diagnosis of coronary artery disease in women. International Journal of Cardiology 105(2): 134-140, 2005

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness, carotid atherosclerosis and subtypes of ischemic cerebral disease. Medicinski Pregled 56 Suppl 1: 85-91, 2004

Intima-media thickness of common carotid artery, carotid atherosclerosis and subtypes of ischemic cerebral disease. Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine 42(1): 149-160, 2004

Measurement of intima media thickness of carotid artery by B-mode ultrasound in healthy people of India and Bangladesh, and relation of age and sex with carotid artery intima media thickness: An observational study. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 3(2): 128-131, 2012

Intima-media thickness score from carotid and femoral arteries predicts the extent of coronary artery disease: intima-media thickness and CAD. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 21(5): 495-501, 2005

Ultrasonographic evaluation of common carotid artery intima media thickness in Greek patients with acute ischaemic stroke Relation to the degree of carotid stenosis, sex and age. European Journal of Neurology 8(Supplement 2): 45-46, March, 2001

Intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery is the significant predictor of angiographically proven coronary artery disease. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 19(6): 670-676, 2003

Is the common carotid artery intima-media thickness associated with functional outcome after acute ischaemic stroke?. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 75(8): 1197-1199, 2004

Association of common carotid intima-media thickness and lipoprotein(a) with coronary artery disease. Indian Heart Journal 56(6): 642-645, 2005

Carotid intima-media thickness in children and young adults with renal transplant: Internal carotid artery vs. common carotid artery. Pediatric Transplantation 11(8): 888-894, 2007

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness and atherosclerotic plaques in carotid bulb in patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis: a case-control study. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 14(17): 844-848, 2012

Angiotensin receptor 1 antagonist reduces common carotid artery intima-media thickness in patients with systemic hypertension or coronary artery disease. Circulation 106(19 Supplement): II-650, November 5, 2002