A case of Kawasaki disease mimicking acute appendicitis

Maria Cristina Maggio, Andrea Liotta, Salvino M Vitaliti and Giovanni Corsello
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01258.x
Published online: 3 September 2007

To the Editor: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute vasculitis of unknown aetiology occurring mostly in infants and young children. KD is characterised by fever of more than 4 days’ duration; conjunctivitis; rash; cervical lymphadenopathy; erythema of the lips, oral mucosa, palms and soles; and oedema of the hands and feet.1

  • Maria Cristina Maggio
  • Andrea Liotta
  • Salvino M Vitaliti
  • Giovanni Corsello

  • Dipartimento Materno-Infantile, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.



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