Case of concurrent influenza A and Kawasaki disease

Melissa Sheiko, Viju Soma, Nicholas Moss, Lisa Frenkel

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Abstract

A 15-month-old male with fever, malaise, rash, cracked lips and influenza A in respiratory secretions was noted to have slight edema of his feet and a rising C-reactive protein. Echocardiography revealed dilated coronary arteries, which confirmed concomitant Kawasaki disease. During influenza season, heightened suspicion for Kawasaki disease is warranted, as symptoms shared between these illnesses can cause delayed diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 23 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kawasaki disease
  • diagnosis
  • influenza A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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