Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access

Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2572-0775

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Hanna S Sahhar

MD, FAAP, FACOP, Discipline Chair for Pediatrics, University of Florida, VCOM Carolinas 350 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC, USA

  • Case Report   
    Group A Streptococcal Infection Potentially Triggering Kawasaki Disease in a Two-Year-Old African American Female
    Author(s): Hanna S Sahhar*, Katherine Bohn and Madison Capotosti

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is defined as a multi-system, medium-sized vessel vacuities that can lead to myocardial ischemia, infarction, and death. Knowledge of this syndrome’s presentation and pathophysiology is evolving as more cases are reported. This case identifies a two-year-old African American female that was diagnosed with KD and a preceding Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection. KD may manifest after a variety of infectious etiologies and can present in a manner similar to Scarlet Fever or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Streptococcal pharyngitis is rare in children under three years of age, but the preceding infection in this patient was suggested by associated symptoms and an elevated antistreptolysin O titer upon hospital admission. We document this case to contribute to understanding of infectious etiologies of KD and the importance of early diagn.. View More»
    DOI: DOI: 10.35248/2572-0775.22.7.210

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