Differentiating Kawasaki syndrome from microbial infection

Michael E. Ryan, Terrah Keck, Mary Frances Musso, Kimberly C. Capp

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Kawasaki syndrome (KS) is a serious disorder affecting children aged 1 to 8 years. It mimics a range of other diseases of childhood. Diagnosis is based on physical examination findings coupled with the exclusion of other causes. To provide optimal care for patients, it is important to be aware of the differential diagnoses of KS, which include bacterial and viral infections; rheumatological diseases, which may be secondary to infectious diseases; and other causes, such as antimicrobial drug reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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