Peripheral gangrene in adult-onset Kawasaki disease.

  title={Peripheral gangrene in adult-onset Kawasaki disease.},
  author={I. Bont{\'e} and Alfred Mahr and Liliane Laroche and L{\"o}ic Guillevin and Michel Robineau},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  volume={34 1},
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute vasculitis characterized by marked tropism of the coronary vessels. Usually a childhood disease, KD can occasionally be observed in adults. We report a case of adult-onset KD that presented as a prolonged fever of unknown origin with subsequent development of severe vasculitis, manifested by coronary aneurysms and peripheral gangrene of the lower limbs. Therapy with intravenous immunoglobulins, corticosteroids, aspirin, anticoagulants, and prostacyclin analogue… CONTINUE READING

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