Kawasaki disease with peripheral gangrene and autoamputation - an extremely rare complication: A case report

Varma, Chaitanya PV and Hebbar, Shrikiran and Mundkur, Suneel C and Annamalai, Karthick (2012) Kawasaki disease with peripheral gangrene and autoamputation - an extremely rare complication: A case report. Our Dermatology Online, 3. pp. 210-211. ISSN 2081-9390

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Abstract

Kawasaki disease (KD) is a form of acute vasculitis involving small and medium sized arteries. Ischemic necrosis of the extremities is a very rare and potentially severe complication of KD. Here we present a case of KD with peripheral gangrene and auto amputation, which is the first such case to be reported from India and the fourteenth case in medical literature. A one year old child with KD and peripheral gangrene was started on aspirin. The digital gangrene resolved on follow up with amputation of the tip of the right index finger.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amputation; digital gangrene; Kawasaki disease; vasculitis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2014 04:41
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2014 04:41
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139774

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