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Coronary artery dilatation in toxic shock-like syndrome: the Kawasaki disease shock syndrome.
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PMID:  20706709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Kawasaki disease is a common systemic vasculitis of childhood that may result in life-threatening coronary artery abnormalities. Despite an overlap of clinical features with toxic shock syndrome, children with Kawasaki disease generally do not develop shock. We report two cases of older children who presented with a toxic shock-like illness, and were diagnosed with Kawasaki disease when coronary artery abnormalities were found on echocardiography, in keeping with the recently described 'Kawasaki disease shock syndrome'. Clinicians should consider Kawasaki disease in all children presenting with toxic shock and assess for coronary artery damage.
Deane Yim; James Ramsay; Darshan Kothari; David Burgner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1232-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Cardiac Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Australia.
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