SARS-COV-2 Infection and Kawasaki Disease: Case Report of a Hitherto Unrecognized Association

Marco Cazzaniga, Lucia Augusta Baselli, Rolando Cimaz, Sophie Suzanne Guez, Raffaella Pinzani, Rosa Maria Dellepiane

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Abstract

Coronavirus-associated disease (COVID-19) was firstly reported at the end of 2019. Generally, COVID-19 seems to be a less severe disease in children than in adults. According to the current literature, children account approximately for 2% of diagnosed COVID-19 cases. Northern Italy is one of the geographical areas mainly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We describe a pediatric patient diagnosed and treated for atypical/incomplete Kawasaki Disease (KD) complicated with paralytic ileus, who also resulted positive for SARS-COV-2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number398
JournalFrontiers in Pediatrics
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2020

Keywords

  • children
  • cytokine storm
  • Kawasaki disease
  • paralytic ileus
  • SARS-COV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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