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Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Nov;35(6):743-747. doi: 10.1111/pde.13620. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of Kawasaki disease: An update for the pediatric dermatologist.

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1
Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
2
Department of Pediatrics, O.L. Vrouw Hospital Aalst, Aalst, Belgium.
3
Department of Pediatrics, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

Kawasaki disease is easily diagnosed when it presents in its complete form, but because not all characteristic symptoms are always present at the same time, and the diagnosis of incomplete and atypical Kawasaki disease is often challenging, a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis often occurs. We present the diagnostic approach to Kawasaki disease with common pitfalls and explain how to avoid them. We also describe current practice and new trends in treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Kawasaki; dermatology; diagnosis; management

PMID:
30338568
DOI:
10.1111/pde.13620
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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