Fever and rash: Infection or Kawasaki syndrome?

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

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Abstract

Kawasaki syndrome (KS) is a common and serious disorder that most often affects children aged 1 to 8 years but mimics a range of other diseases of childhood. Diagnosis of KS 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 diagnosis of KS. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with persistent fever and cervical lymphadenitis; later, mucous membrane changes, rash, and conjunctival injection characteristic of KS developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume25
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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