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.
- Recent Advances in Kawasaki Disease Yonsei Med J. 2016 Jan;57(1):15-21. Table 1 is drawn from this free online reference.