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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1989 Feb;8(2):116-8.

Kawasaki syndrome and the eye.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.


Kawasaki syndrome is a systemic vasculitis in which bilateral nonexudative conjunctivitis and bilateral anterior uveitis are common findings early in the course of the illness. Slit lamp examination is a useful clinical tool in differentiating patients with KS from patients with other diseases characterized by fever, rash and bilateral conjunctivitis. Referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist early in the course of the illness can help in the diagnosis of this disease.

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