An infant presenting with acute gastroenteritis and intestinal edema and diagnosed as Kawasaki disease: Case report


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Erdur C. B. , Katipoglu N., Genel F., Ozbek E., Ozdemir R., Mese T., ...More

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.4, no.2, pp.148-152, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/buchd.2014.148
  • Journal Name: IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-152
  • Keywords: Acute gastroenteritis, intestinal edema, Kawasaki disease
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Kawasaki disease is an acute, febrile and systemic vasculitis with unknown etiology. Beside artery involvement, which is the most serious and commonest complication, Kawasaki disesase may also affect other organ systems. Presentations with nonspesific clinical pictures, lead to delays in the diagnosis and the treatment of the disease and increase the risk of coronary arter involvement. In this report, we present an 8-month-old boy with prolonged fever, acute gastroenteritis and intestinal edema on admission, who was diagnosed as Kawasaki disease during the course of the disease with subsequently developed clinical and echocardiographic findings and treated successfully.