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A case of incomplete and refractory Kawasaki disease: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

Sumit Mehndiratta, Krishnan Rajeshwari, Anand Prakash Dubey, Rajesh Kumar

Abstract


The diagnosis of incomplete Kawasaki disease (KD) – i.e. cases that do not fulfil all the diagnostic criteria – requires a high index of suspicion. We report a case of incomplete KD that was refractory to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin and subsequently responded to treatment with intravenous methylprednisolone.


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Sumit Mehndiratta, Department of Pediatrics, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Krishnan Rajeshwari, Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Anand Prakash Dubey, Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Rajesh Kumar, Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Keywords

Incomplete Kawasaki disease; refractory Kawasaki disease; immunoglobulins; methylprednisolone; IVIG; intravenous immunoglobulin

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South African Journal of Child Health 2014;8(1):37-38. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.592

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-02-17
Date published: 2014-02-05

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