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Keywords

Atypical Kawasaki Disease, Incomplete Kawasaki Disease, Kawasaki Disease, Viral Exanthem

 

Authors

  1. Rholdon, Roger D. Jr.
  2. Rholdon, Frankie G.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Kawasaki disease is one of the most common vasculitic syndromes occurring in childhood. Typically, the disease is a self-limited condition consisting of fever and acute inflammation lasting an average of 12 days without therapy. However, complications such as coronary artery aneurysms can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 6-year-old boy whose course of illness led to four diagnoses until ultimately an accurate diagnosis was established leading to appropriate treatment. This case shows the importance of executing an accurate identification of a disease that is at times atypical in presentation.