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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: 3 leaking valves cause by kawasaki syndrome

 sasa146 - Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:01 pm

I just have a few questions. My cousin is a rear case he is an 18 year old male recently diagnosed w/ kawasaki disease. He has had it since march 11, he has been in and out of hospital, so far he has had 32 viles of the gamagobulin iv. HE seemed to be getting better but yesterday when he went to the doc they did an echo and the results showed that he has three (3) leaking valves. The doc said all we can do is wait and see, he still has a mild fever, every night it seems to occur. Right now he does not have any symptoms, he has been very wiped out but thats probably just from the illness. IF you any info or can tell us anything about kawasaki and leaky valves please help no one seem to know anything, we are very nervous. Thank you in advance.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu May 19, 2005 8:14 pm

User avatar Dear Sasa146,

Leaky valves were described in patients with Kawasaki disease. Mitral valve regurgitation was described in 1% of patients and aortic valve regurgitation in 5%.

The reason behind the valve regurgitation has been postulated to be inflammation of the valves caused by the disease itself.

However, the mitral valve regurge can be caused by ischemia affecting the heart caused by coronary artery problems caused by the disease itself.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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