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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Mar;25(3):190-2. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31819a8bab.

Meningococcal group A sepsis associated with rare manifestations and complicated by Kawasaki-like disease.

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Third Department of Pediatrics, Attikon General University Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Haidari, Athens, Greece. maria-m@otenet.gr

Abstract

Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A septicemia and the development of Kawasaki disease in a 10-month-old male infant are described. The patient also experienced a number of primary/septic manifestations as consequences of the direct infectious assault and secondary/hypersensitivity immune-mediated complications. The present observation indicates an etiological relationship between invasive meningococcal infection group A and Kawasaki disease, an association in favor of superantigen-induced theory for the latter occurrence.

PMID:
19287280
DOI:
10.1097/PEC.0b013e31819a8bab
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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