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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 924141, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/924141
Case Report

Myocardial Infarction in a Young Female with Palindromic Rheumatism: A Consequence of Negative Remodeling

Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology Providence Hospital, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA

Received 11 December 2011; Revised 30 January 2012; Accepted 2 February 2012

Academic Editor: Hisao Ogawa

Copyright © 2012 Timothy R. Larsen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Palindromic rheumatism is a rare disease associated with systemic inflammation. Negative or constrictive coronary artery remodeling is typically not seen until the 7th or 8th decade of life. We report a case of a young female with palindromic rheumatism who suffered a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction secondary to a flow-limiting lesion that demonstrated negative remodeling by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).