Although the diagnostic criteria for Kawasaki disease (KD) have been clearly defined, there are many reports on other signs associated with the disease. Kabani et al. in 1991 described three consecutive patients with combined atypical presentation of the disease and communicating hydrocele. To our knowledge, the first case of hydrocele during the course of KD was that described by us in 1990. Here we present an additional case of hydrocele developed at the onset of a typical Kawasaki disease. We think that hydrocele must be reported in the list of possible signs associated with Kawasaki disease and that if present, it should be particularly usefull for diagnosis of atypical presentation of the disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hydrocele in Kawasaki disease|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - May 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health