Enfermedad de Kawasaki: A propósito de un caso atípico y con intususcepción

Enfermedad de Kawasaki: A propósito de un caso atípico y con intususcepción.
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Enfermedad de Kawasaki: A propósito de un caso atípico y con intususcepción.

We present a rare association of atypical Kawasaki disease and intussusception in a three month old male patient. It all began with high fever and an obstructive intestinal syndrome developed in the second day of hospitalization, diagnosed as a colo-colonic intussusception. Despite an adecuate posto...

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Journal Title: Revista Medica Herediana
Main Author: Carlos TORI TORI
Other Authors: Carlos BAZÁN ZENDER;
Mario VARGAS GALGANI
Language: Spanish
Get full text: http://www.upch.edu.pe/vrinve/dugic/revistas/index.php/RMH/article/view/664
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Revista Medica Herediana; Vol 12, No 1 (Year 2001).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v12i1.664
Publisher: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Subjects: Applied Sciences --> Medicine, General & Internal
Abstract: We present a rare association of atypical Kawasaki disease and intussusception in a three month old male patient. It all began with high fever and an obstructive intestinal syndrome developed in the second day of hospitalization, diagnosed as a colo-colonic intussusception. Despite an adecuate postoperative antibiotic coverage the high fever continued, which made us pursue a diagnosis of a vasculitis syndrome among other entities. The echocardiogram showed dilatation of both coronary arteries. The currently accepted clinical criteria for Kawasaki disease may not always allow its identification in patients who are younger than six months of age. A diagnosis of Kawasaki disease and an echocardiographic evaluation of the coronary arteries should be considered in young infants with prolongued fever of unkown origin. ( Rev Med Hered 2001; 12: 37-41 ).