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January 1979

Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome in a Young Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Dr Lee), and the Student Infirmary, University of North Carolina (Dr Vaughan), Chapel Hill.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(1):104-105. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630380082028

Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (MLNS) is an acute febrile illness of unknown cause first described in Japan but more recently reported in the United States. The mean age in confirmed cases was 3.8 years (range, 3 months to 13 years), and the mortality is 1% to 2% when associated with coronary artery thrombosis and aneurysm. We describe the first case of MLNS in a young adult, with the additional clinical finding of associated arthritis.

(Arch Intern Med 139:104-105, 1979)