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A 31-year-old female asked about a 22-year-old male:

Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Kawasaki Disease: Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, occurs predominantly in children and rarely in adults. Symptoms include acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, hand and foot swelling, and late fingertip desquamation. In the most severe cases, aneurysms develop in one or more coronary arteries.
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Dr. Peter Karpawich
47 years experience
No: Although tongue-rash-eye problems are 'classic' for kawasaki disease, 'atypical kawasaki' can also occur and not present with all the classical signs. Treatment, however, is the same. You doctor can discuss these findings with you.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2015

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