Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Inflammatory disorders (noninfectious)
Kawasaki disease

Topic Completed: 1 June 2006

Revised: 5 February 2019, last major update June 2006

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PubMed Search: Kawasaki disease[TI] lymph nodes

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Definition / general
  • Also called mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
  • Febrile disorder of unknown etiology usually affecting children
  • High incidence (39 per 100K children below age 5) in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Med J 2005;11:331)
  • Fever, pharyngitis and conjunctivitis, erythematous skin rashes, cervical adenopathy (25%); also arthritis (40%), coronary arteritis with persistent damage (15 - 25%) which may cause death
  • IV gamma globulin, high dose aspirin
Microscopic (histologic) description
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