Very Early Development and Recognition of Coronary Involvement in a Febrile Infant with Typical Signs of Kawasaki Disease

D Buonsenso, S Cristaldi, A Reale, I Tarissi de Jacobis, L Granata, A Marchesi

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Abstract

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, self-limited, inflammatory disease affecting medium-sized arteries and particularly the coronary arteries in about 25% of untreated cases. KD is a clinical diagnosis based on the presence of ≥5 days of fever and the presence of ≥4 of the 5 principal clinical criteria. We described, for the first time to our knowledge, a case of a very early development (on day 1) of typical KD with transient coronary involvement, diagnosed on day 2 of disease and treated with aspirin and steroids on day 3, with complete resolution of clinical signs and coronary involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e2018037
Number of pages3
JournalMediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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