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Classical Kawasaki disease in a neonate
  1. T V Stanley,
  2. K Grimwood
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Grimwood, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand 6015;
    grimwood{at}wnmeds.ac.nz

Abstract

A case is reported of classical Kawasaki disease in an infant younger than 2 weeks of age. Echocardiography detected a coronary artery aneurysm on the fifth day of the illness. Administration of intravenous γ globulin resulted in rapid improvement. Kawasaki disease is rare in neonates, but it may follow a rapid and severe course.

  • Kawasaki disease
  • seizures
  • coronary artery
  • aneurysm

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