Is Alopecia a Clinical Symptom in Kawasaki Disease?

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology Department, Afzalipour School of Medcine & Physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Disease Department, Afzalipour School of Medcine, Kerman University of Medical sciences, Kerman, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology Department, Afzalipour School of Medcine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 Resident of Pediatric, Afzalipour School of Medcine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

A 20-months-old infant was admitted with prolonged fever, bilateral non-purulent conjunctivitis, strawberry tongue, lip cracking and maculopapular rash. Left branch coronary aneurysm formation was detected in Color-Doppler echocardiography. The diagnosis was Kawasaki disease. After 6 weeks, he had alopecia totalis. Although, alopecia areata has been seen in Kawasaki disease, but alopecia totalis is very rare with unknown etiology

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