Kawasaki disease in a 13 month old diagnosed at post mortem

A cautionary tale – consideration of KD in a differential diagnosis is often appropriate in children under 5 years presenting with acute illness.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA)

Guest posting: Dr Leah Clifton, NEWCASTLE DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE,  Forensic Pathology Registrar

Kawasaki disease is characterized with acute systemic vasculitis, occurs predominantly in children between 6 months to 5 years of age. Patients with this disease recover well and the disease is self-limited in most cases .  Here is an excellent recent case: KAWASAKI DX Clifton May 2016.



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