European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 164, Issue 12, pp 770–771 | Cite as

Pustulo-vesicular skin eruption in a child with probable Kawasaki disease

Original Paper


We report the association of painful pustulo-vesicular skin rash with Kawasaki disease. The initial clinical presentation of our patient mimicked chickenpox infection, and the diagnosis was based on the characteristic clinicopathological features and the exclusion of other causes of pustulo-vesicular eruption.


Pustulo-vesicular skin lesions Probable Kawasaki disease Chickenpox 


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    Kawasaki T, Kosaki F, Okawa S, Shigematsu I, Yanagawa H (1974) A new infantile acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (MLNS) prevailing in Japan. Pediatrics 54:271–276PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent MedicinePrincess Margaret HospitalKowloonHong Kong

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