U of T vasculitis


Recurrent Kawasaki diseases: A case report

Issue Date:8-Aug-2007
Publisher:Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Description:Objective: Kawasaki disease is a vasculitis with unknown cause, which is most commonly seen in children younger than 5 years old. The incidence of the disease is between 0.8-3% and male/female ratio is 1.37. Kawasaki is diagnosed basd on prolonged fever at least five days with four of five clinical criteria. Recurrent diseases occur in 1-3% of cases. Multiple recurrences have been reported rarely. Case report: We report on a 4-year-old boy that experienced three attacks of Kawasaki disease. All three clinical features were complete diseases and he was treated with IVIG. He was healthy after 6 months of follow up after the third recurrence. Conclusion: We report a case of multiple recurrent Kawasaki disease with coronary aneurysm in different portion. There was no adverse sequelae, after he is treated with IVIG.

 

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