Oct 1, 1975

Ruptured coronary aneurysm and valvulitis in an infant with polyarteritis nodosa

The Journal of Pathology
S Holt, P Jackson

Abstract

This report describes a 4-mth-old infant with polyarteritis nodosa who had a rapidly fatal course with the diagnosis ultimately being made at necropsy. The pathological lesions consisted of diffuse arterial disease with severe coronary involvement, and additional unusual features included a ruptured coronary artery aneurysm and a valvulitis of the mitral and aortic valves similar to that seen in rheumatic fever. The aetiology of polyarteritis is briefly summarised and the possibility of an immune reaction to foreign antigens, such as drugs or viruses, is considered.

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Infantile Polyarteritis
Coronary Aneurysm
Autopsy
Myocardium
Cerebral Arterial Diseases
Etiology
Heart Valves
Antigens
Sinus Node Artery
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