HENRY MILGROM, M.D.; ERSKINE L. PALMER, Ph.D.; SUSAN F. SLOVIN, Ph.D.; DAVID M. MORENS, M.D.; STANLEY D. FREEDMAN, M.D.; JOHN H. VAUGHAN, M.D.
MILGROM H, PALMER EL, SLOVIN SF, MORENS DM, FREEDMAN SD, VAUGHAN JH. Kawasaki Disease in a Healthy Young Adult. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:467-470. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-467
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):467-470.
This report describes a 26-year-old woman who fulfills the criteria for the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, an acute febrile illness that usually afflicts young children. The diagnosis is made in persons with fever lasting 5 or more days when four of the following criteria are met: bilateral injection of ocular conjunctivae; involvement of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract consisting of any combination of the following—redness and fissuring of lips; "strawberry tongue," or erythema of the pharynx; involvement of the peripheral extremities characterized in the early stages by an indurative erythematous rash of palms and soles followed by membranous desquamation; polymorphous nonvesicular truncal exanthem; and acute nonsuppurative enlargement of cervical lymph nodes. An added stipulation is that the illness must not be attributable to a known disease process.
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