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Ann Trop Paediatr. 2002 Sep;22(3):257-60.

Kawasaki syndrome associated with group A streptococcal and Epstein-Barr virus co-infections.

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Section of Child Health, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies. michelle.bartonforbes@uwimona.edu.jm

Abstract

We present a case of Kawasaki syndrome complicated by coronary aneurysm in a 6-year-old boy with laboratory evidence of group A streptococcal infection and infectious mononucleosis. The case demonstrates that evidence of acute infection in a patient with features suggestive of Kawasaki syndrome should not exclude a diagnosis of the latter. Immunoglobulin therapy should be considered seriously in highly suggestive cases, even if diagnostic criteria are not fulfilled.

PMID:
12369491
DOI:
10.1179/027249302125001543
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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