A Febrile Skin Rash May Hide Another

Manel Hsairi 1 2 * , Fatma Hammemi 2 3, Faiza Safi 1 2, Amal Eleuch 1 2, Makram Koubaa 2 3, Lamia Gargouri 1 2, Abdelmajid Mahfoudh 1 2
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1 Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care. Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, TUNISIA
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Sfax, TUNISIA
3 Infectious Diseases Department, Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, TUNISIA
* Corresponding Author
EUR J BASIC MED SCI, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejbms/10815
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Background: Measles mimics Kawasaki disease (KD) as there are many common features. It may be challenging to distinguish KD from measles. However, these two diseases may be associated. Here, we report a case of KD trigged by measles.
Case presentation: A 4-year-old girl was hospitalized for a 7-day-history of persistent fever and cough. She had a skin rash, conjunctivitis, cheilitis and cervical lymphadenopathy. Echocardiography showed suggestive signs of KD. The patient was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin relayed by aspirin. Measles serology revealed positive IgM and IgG antibodies.
Conclusion: We reported a febrile skin rash which hided another.


Hsairi M, Hammemi F, Safi F, Eleuch A, Koubaa M, Gargouri L, et al. A Febrile Skin Rash May Hide Another. Eur J Basic Med Sci. 2019;9(1):1-4. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejbms/10815


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