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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(3):240-241
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.98902

    Kawasaki’s disease: An unusual presentation

    Authors:

    Shah I.

    Department of Pediatrics, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India.

    Abstract:

    Atypical presentations of Kawasaki’s disease have been described in the form of intestinal pseudo-obstruction, tonsillitis, hemorrhagic serous effusions, thrombocytopenia, and non-fulfillment of all criteria for diagnosis of Kawasaki’s disease. However, presentation of Kawasaki’s disease with shock and need for ionotropic support have been rarely described. We present a 4-year-old girl with Kawasaki’s disease who presented with anasarca, oliguria, shock, and presence of dilated coronary arteries within 5 days of fever and responded to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and inotropic support.

    Key words: Atypical presentation, children, Kawasaki’s disease.