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Myocardial infarction in a 35-day-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease and chicken pox

  • Lydia Kossiva (a1), Marios Papadopoulos (a1), Evangelia Lagona (a1), George Papadopoulos (a2) and Corina Athanassaki (a1)...

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Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile vasculitis of infancy and early childhood. It is uncommon in early infancy, because a significant proportion of these children do not meet the classical diagnostic criteria at this age. Infants younger than 6 months with persistent fever and some of the criteria of Kawasaki disease should always raise suspicion for Kawasaki disease early to avoid delayed diagnosis with severe cardiac complications. We present a 35-day-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease complicated with myocardial infarction during chicken pox.

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Correspondence to: Lydia Kossiva 12, Kotieou str 11521 Athens, Greece. Tel: +30 210 6429289; Fax: +30 210 6469212; E-mail: lydiakossiva@hotmail.com

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Myocardial infarction in a 35-day-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease and chicken pox

  • Lydia Kossiva (a1), Marios Papadopoulos (a1), Evangelia Lagona (a1), George Papadopoulos (a2) and Corina Athanassaki (a1)...

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