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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Aug;29(8):770-2. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181dba70b.

Concomitant respiratory viral infections in children with Kawasaki disease.

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Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

The role of respiratory viruses in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD) remains controversial. In this study, we showed that 8.8% of patients with KD had documented respiratory viral infections. Patients with concomitant viral infections had a higher frequency of coronary artery dilatations and were significantly more often diagnosed with incomplete KD. The presence of a concomitant viral infection should not exclude the diagnosis of KD.

PMID:
20354462
PMCID:
PMC2927322
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3181dba70b
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