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Giant coronary aneurysms developed in a child of Kawasaki disease with only 3 days of fever

  • Ming-Chih Lin (a1) (a2) (a3), Chun-Ming Hsu (a4) and Yun-Ching Fu (a1) (a2)

Abstract

Prolonged fever, 5 days or more, is the cardinal feature of Kawasaki disease. We described a 5-year-old boy with initial presentations of fever, conjunctivitis, and strawberry tongue. The fever only lasted for 3 days. However, giant coronary aneurysms developed later. This patient reminds us that coronary complications could happen even the fever is less than 5 days. Criteria of fever duration might need reconsideration.

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Correspondence to: Yun-Ching Fu, MD, PhD, Department of pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 160, Sec. 3, Chung-Kang Road, Taichung, 40705, Taiwan. Tel: 886 4 23592525, Ext. 5900; Fax: 886 4 23741359; E-mail: ivanfu@vghtc.gov.tw

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Giant coronary aneurysms developed in a child of Kawasaki disease with only 3 days of fever

  • Ming-Chih Lin (a1) (a2) (a3), Chun-Ming Hsu (a4) and Yun-Ching Fu (a1) (a2)

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