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This case report describes an atypical or incomplete presentation of Kawasaki Disease. Kawasaki Disease is an inflammatory process that can affect all blood vessels and result in cardiac complications; particularly coronary artery aneurysms. Patients are typically young children, usually younger than 5 years of age, who initially present with a high fever and nonspecific rash. The child in this case presented with an atypical or incomplete presentation, and was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease after multiple provider encounters. Signs and symptoms of Kawasaki disease versus atypical or incomplete Kawasaki disease, differential diagnoses, and potential complications from Kawasaki disease are discussed in this case report.
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This study was performed to explore the clinical features of Kawasaki disease shock syndrome and analyse the association between the left ventricular ejection fraction and Kawasaki disease shock syndr...
Kawasaki disease is an acute vasculitis that primarily affects children younger than 5 years of age. Its etiology is unknown. The United States Vaccine Safety Datalink conducted postlicensure safety s...
In this case report we describe the evolution of Cheilitis granulomatosa (GC) in a young patient with Crohn's disease during treatment with anti-TNF-alfa therapy.
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute self-limited vasculitis of infancy and early childhood. Most patients recover without sequelae although the inflammatory process causes permanent damage t...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Chilean children with history of Kawasaki disease have endothelial dysfunction years after the acute phase of the disease, and if this con...
The purpose of this trial is to evaluate whether, in Intravenous Immunoglobulin-naïve or refractory patients diagnosed with active Kawasaki disease, administration of canakinumab controls...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of high-dose human Immunoglobulin G Intravenous (IGIV) 10% in subjects with Kawasaki diseases (KD).
Clinical and histopathological description of three cases of Kawasaki disease with acute abdomen.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of CORONARY VESSELS. Most coronary aneurysms are due to CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS, and the rest are due to inflammatory diseases, such as KAWASAKI DISEASE.
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
Abnormal immunoglobulins synthesized by atypical cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM. Paraproteins containing only light chains lead to Bence Jones paraproteinemia, while the presence of only atypical heavy chains leads to heavy chain disease. Most of the paraproteins show themselves as an M-component (monoclonal gammopathy) in electrophoresis. Diclonal and polyclonal paraproteins are much less frequently encountered.
A mammalian beta-hexosaminidase isoform that is a heteromeric protein comprized of both hexosaminidase alpha and hexosaminidase beta subunits. Deficiency of hexosaminidase A due to mutations in the gene encoding the hexosaminidase alpha subunit is a case of TAY-SACHS DISEASE. Deficiency of hexosaminidase A and HEXOSAMINIDASE B due to mutations in the gene encoding the hexosaminidase beta subunit is a case of SANDHOFF DISEASE.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...