2020, Number 2
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ABSTRACTKawasaki disease (KD) is a vasculitis of the small and medium caliber vessels. Outbreaks of cases with KD and a few others with multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) have recently been reported in the pandemic for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We describe the case of a 10-month-old baby admitted and diagnosed with classical KD, who also tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection and had a good response to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin and high doses of acetylsalicylic acid. The case is justified by the clinical presentation of pediatric COVID-19 and the possible association with KD.
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