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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 17, No. s1, 2007, pp. 118-120
Bioline Code: pe07031
Full paper language: Farsi
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 17, No. s1, 2007, pp. 118-120

 en Recurrent Kawasaki diseases: A case report
Akbari, P; Aghighi, Y & Tavakoli, HR

Abstract

Objective: Kawasaki disease is a vasculitis with unknown cause, which is most commonly seen in children younger than 5 years old. The incidence of the disease is between 0.8-3% and male/female ratio is 1.37. Kawasaki is diagnosed basd on prolonged fever at least five days with four of five clinical criteria. Recurrent diseases occur in 1-3% of cases. Multiple recurrences have been reported rarely.
Case report: We report on a 4-year-old boy that experienced three attacks of Kawasaki disease. All three clinical features were complete diseases and he was treated with IVIG. He was healthy after 6 months of follow up after the third recurrence.
Conclusion: We report a case of multiple recurrent Kawasaki disease with coronary aneurysm in different portion. There was no adverse sequelae, after he is treated with IVIG.

Keywords
Kawasaki disease, Prolonged fever, Coronary artery aneurysm, Vasculitis, Recurrent

 
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