Kawasaki-like syndromes associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

  title={Kawasaki-like syndromes associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Raymond M. Johnson and J. Russell Little and Gregory A Storch},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={32 11},
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… CONTINUE READING

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