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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: Recurrent Kawasaki disease-like syndrome in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Authors: Blanchard JN, Powell HC, Freeman WR, Letendre S, Blanchard D, Shimizu C, Burns JC
Contact: Department of Medicine, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Year: 2002
Publication: Clinical Infectious Diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume: 36 Issue: 1 Pages: 105-11
Abstract:A review of Kawasaki disease (KD)-like syndromes (KDLS) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) raised the question whether vasculitis in children and KDLS in immunocompromised adults might be etiologically related. We describe a 42-year-old white man with AIDS and Kaposi sarcoma who presented with KDLS, which was diagnosed on the basis of clinical criteriafor KD. Analysis of a conjunctival tissue sample revealed endothelial cell damage with fibrin deposition and infiltration of immunoglobulin A-secreting plasma cells.
Keywords: AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adult, Humans, Male, Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, Plasmapheresis, Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor, Recurrence

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