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Am J Dis Child. 1988 Nov;142(11):1174-6.

Kawasaki disease and perineal rash.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Health Science Center, PA.


During the past several years, we treated seven children with Kawasaki disease who developed a distinctive but rarely described perineal rash. This rash began three to four days from onset of the illness and desquamated in all instances by days 5 to 7. The presence of this rash may facilitate early diagnosis of Kawasaki disease and, hence, may influence the initiation of early treatment.

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