Lung parenchymal consolidation as an uncommon presentation and cause of delayed diagnosis in atypical Kawasaki syndrome

Donato Rigante, Francesco De Maddi, Roberto Cinelli, Gianfranco Mazzarella, Paolo Siani

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Abstract

We report three patients who initially showed prolonged fever, lung parenchymal consolidation and laboratory findings of pneumonia, and secondarily presented a clinical picture ascribed to Kawasaki syndrome. Two of these children developed coronary artery dilations, which regressed upon echocardiography after 12 months. In the case of infants showing broncho-pulmonary abnormalities with slow resolution, active inflammatory parameters and high fever persistence, pediatricians should consider atypical Kawasaki syndrome as a possible alternative diagnosis. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1373-1376
Numero di pagine4
RivistaRheumatology International
Volume29
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • Pneumonia
  • Kawasaki syndrome

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