Characteristics of earlier atherosclerotic involvement in adolescent patients with Kawasaki disease and coronary artery lesions: Significance of gray scale median on B-mode ultrasound

Atherosclerosis, 05/09/2012

Higher gray scale median (GSM) in Kawasaki disease (KD) may indicate alteration of tissue components and heterogeneity of intima–media complex (IMC), suggesting the development of arteriosclerotic vascular remodeling after vasculitis. This is distinct from that of atherosclerosis with lower GSM often observed in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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