ANDRÉ J. NAHMIAS, M.D.
It is not uncommon for pediatricians to work closely with their internist colleagues in managing diseases characteristically of childhood that occur in adults. A recent example is atypical measles, first encountered as an untoward reaction in children exposed to wild measles virus who had previously received killed measles virus vaccine (1-3)—a problem increasingly being seen in adolescents and young adults (4-6). Kawasaki disease, or the mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is the most recent example of an entity first described in children that is now being seen in adolescents and adults (7-9).
The major difficulty concerning Kawasaki disease for all of
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NAHMIAS AJ. Kawasaki Disease: From Children to Adults. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:563–564. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-563
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