Kawasaki-like syndromes associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection

R. M. Johnson, J. R. Little, G. A. Storch

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Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile vasculitic syndrome of early childhood. It is very rarely seen in adults. Among the adult patients with Kawasaki disease who have been described, a disproportionate number are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This suggests that the immunocompromised state may predispose individuals to this syndrome. We report our experience with 2 HIV-positive patients who presented with Kawasaki-like syndromes and review the published literature on HIV-positive patients with similar syndromes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1628-1634
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001


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