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Recurrent Kawasaki Disease—like Syndrome in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Jennifer N. Blanchard, Henry C. Powell, William R. Freeman, Scott Letendre, Daniel Blanchard, Chisato Shimizu and Jane C. Burns

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 1, pages 105-111
Published in print January 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/345465
Recurrent Kawasaki Disease—like Syndrome in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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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 criteria for KD. Analysis of a conjunctival tissue sample revealed endothelial cell damage with fibrin deposition and infiltration of immunoglobulin A–secreting plasma cells.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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