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PULMONARY SYMPTOMS IN KAWASAKI DISEASE

Sengler, Claudia MD*; Gaedicke, Gerhard MD†; Wahn, Ulrich MD*; Keitzer, Rolf MD*

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: August 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 8 - pp 782-784
Brief Reports

The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease is based on 6 clinical criteria, 5 of which must be fulfilled. The presence of uncommon symptoms in addition to the classic criteria can be as misleading as the lack of common ones. Here we report 2 infants with marked pulmonary symptoms in the course of Kawasaki disease who were initially diagnosed with pneumonia.

From the Departments of *Pediatric Pneumology and Immunology and †General Pediatrics, Charité-Universitary Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Accepted for publication March 11, 2004.

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.