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<< Evidence-Based Management Of Kawasaki Disease In The Emergency Department

Differential Diagnosis

A study by Barone et al noted that children with adenovirus are more likely to have purulent conjunctivitis or exudative pharyngitis compared to children with Kawasaki disease, although the study was small.31 Rash, fever, and conjunctival changes are also seen in measles, and, although many children are vaccinated against this disease, several outbreaks have recently been reported. Fever can also be seen in drug hypersensitivity reactions, so a complete medication history should be taken at presentation.

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