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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 4949036, 3 pages -

Case Report

Professorial Paediatric Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka

Professorial Paediatric Unit, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Received 1 September 2016; Revised 21 November 2016; Accepted 1 December 2016

Academic Editor: Lawrence Yamuah

Copyright © 2016 Vindika Prasad Sinhabahu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Kawasaki disease is diagnosed when fever lasts for more than 5 days with the presence of four out of five of the following clinical features: bilateral conjunctival congestion, changes in the lips and oral cavity, polymorphous exanthem, changes in peripheral extremities, and acute nonpurulent cervical lymphadenopathy Nakamura et al., 2012. The average age of onset is 2 years and 90% of patients are below 5 years of age. Boys are more affected than girls Cox and Sallis, 2009. This case report describes an adolescent female who was initially managed as having septic shock and subsequently found to have Kawasaki shock syndrome.

Author: Vindika Prasad Sinhabahu, Janani Suntharesan, and Dimuthu Saraji Wijesekara

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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