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June 27, 1994

Adult Kawasaki Disease: Report of Two Cases Treated With Intravenous Gamma Globulin

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr Jackson) and Dermatology (Dr Libow), Third Combat Support Hospital, Nuremberg, Germany; and the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr Kunkel) and Infectious Disease (Dr Gates), Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colo.

Arch Intern Med. 1994;154(12):1398-1405. doi:10.1001/archinte.1994.00420120130014

There are 36 reports in the English-language literature of Kawasaki disease in adults. We present two additional cases, in one of which retinal vasculitis developed, a previously unreported complication antemortem. We report the first use of intravenous gamma globulin in the United States for treatment of adult-onset Kawasaki disease and review the pertinent literature.

(Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:1398-1405)

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