Kawasaki disease resembling a retropharyngeal abscess - Case report and literature review

Miao Chiu Hung, Keh Gong Wu, Betau Hwang, Pi Chang Lee*, C. C.Laura Meng

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Abstract

A retropharyngeal abscess is a rare presentation of Kawasaki disease. Herein, we present a case of Kawasaki disease mimicking a retropharyngeal abscess, and review five previously published case reports. Once the correct diagnosis of Kawasaki disease is established, any abscess-like lesion on computed tomography may be just a false-positive finding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e94-e96
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Children
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Retropharyngeal abscess

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