Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoma

Lymph nodes-inflammatory / reactive disorders

Kawasaki disease



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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
Treatment
  • IV gamma globulin, high dose aspirin
Microscopic (histologic) description
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