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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 206–207 | Cite as

Macro Creatine Kinase in Kawasaki Disease

  • Y. Inoue
  • T. Kobayashi
  • T. Tomomasa
  • A. Morikawa
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Abstract.

This report describes a case of Kawasaki disease with macro creatine kinase (CK). A 13-month-old boy developed typical symptoms of Kawasaki disease and was treated with flurbiprofen, dipyridamole, and intravenous γ-globulin. The serum level of CK increased during treatment from 371 U/L, at 4 days after the onset of Kawasaki disease, to 13,222 U/L 3 days later. Immunofixation electrophoresis identified macro CK as containing immunoglobulin A (κ, λ). The presence of macro CK may result from muscle tissue involvement in Kawasaki disease.

Key words: Kawasaki disease — Macro creatine kinase — Myositis 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Inoue
    • 1
  • T. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • T. Tomomasa
    • 1
  • A. Morikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Gunma University School of Medicine, 3-39-15 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371-8511, JapanJapan

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