Pleural Effusion as an Atypical Presentation of Kawasaki Disease

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Elif Arslanoglu Aydin; Selcan Demir; Orkun Aydin; Yelda Bilginer; Seza Ozen


J Med Case Reports. 2019;13(344) 

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Kawasaki disease (KD) is one of the most common vasculitis disorders of childhood.[1] Although it is a multisystem disease that mainly affects the coronary arteries, it can, rarely, present with unusual system involvement of the pulmonary system, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, and genitourinary system.[1] Here, we report the case of a patient with KD who presented with an unusual form of pleural effusion. We also present a literature review on the subject.