A 3 Month Old Child with Atypical Kawasaki Disease

  • Md Salim Shakur Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology United Hospital Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sharmin Afroze Fellowship training in Advanced Neonatology (NUH, Singapore) Assistant Professor, Department of Neonatology, Dr. M. R Khan Shishu Hospital & Institute of Child Health,Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Kawasaki disease; Fever; Coronary aneurysm; Thrombocytosis; Case report

Abstract

Background: Kawasaki Disease (KD) is an autoimmune vasculitis of unknown etiology that occurs predominantly in infants and young children with special predilection to coronary arteries.

Case Presentation: We report the case of a 3-month-old child with an atypical form of KD, characterized by prolonged fever and non- specific symptoms, who developed an aneurysm of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

Conclusion: This case report underlines the challenges in recognizing atypical forms of the illness in young infants with minor features, who are at higher risk of long term cardiac complications.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.20(3) 2021 p.665-668

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2021-04-04
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Shakur, M. S., & Afroze, S. (2021). A 3 Month Old Child with Atypical Kawasaki Disease. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 20(3), 665-668. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v20i3.52814
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