The different cutaneous presentations in three cases of Kawasaki disease as confounding factor of diagnosis

Demir A. D., Goknar N., Uzuner S., Vehapoglu A., Saritas T., Oktem F.

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol.66, no.9, pp.1188-1190, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1188-1190
  • Keywords: Kawasaki, Erythema Multiforme, Infant
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


We report three paediatric cases of Kawasaki disease (KD). Erythema multiforme (EM) was the presenting cutaneous feature in two patients, with young age (43 days old), macular rash and meningitis in the third patient. Diagnosis of KD was difficult due either to initial misdiagnosis of drug eruption, incomplete presentation, or the young age of the patient. Clinicians should be aware of these cutaneous presentations to prevent KD complications.