• During the past several years, we treated seven children with Kawasaki disease who developed a distinctive but rarely described perineal rash. This rash began three to four days from onset of the illness and desquamated in all instances by days 5 to 7. The presence of this rash may facilitate early diagnosis of Kawasaki disease and, hence, may influence the initiation of early treatment.
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