Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 421–423

Association of Kawasaki disease and interstitial nephritis

  • Patricia A. Veiga
  • Daniel Pieroni
  • William Baier
  • Leonard G. Feld
Original Article


Renal insufficiency is a rare manifestation of Kawasaki disease. We report a 2·5-year-old boy with Kawasaki disease who developed acute renal failure during the acute phase of his illness. A percutaneous renal biopsy revealed acute interstitial nephritis. No etiological agent could be identified and renal recovery occurred with supportive care alone.

Key words

Kawasaki disease Acute renal failure Interstitial nephritis 


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© IPNA 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Veiga
    • 1
  • Daniel Pieroni
    • 2
  • William Baier
    • 3
  • Leonard G. Feld
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NephrologyChildren's Hospital of BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric CardiologyChildren's Hospital of BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsChildren's Hospital of BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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