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Recurrent lip swelling as a late presentation of Kawasaki disease: Case report and review of literature
SDJ-Saudi Dental Journal [The]. 2013; 25 (1): 43-47
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-143236
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Kawasaki Disease [KD] is an acute systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. In many developed countries, KD has replaced rheumatic heart disease as the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Among the classical criteria for a diagnosis of KD are oral manifestations such as strawberry tongue, erythematous cracked lip, and oropharyngeal mucositis. We report the case of a 24-year-old Saudi female with a history of Kawasaki disease who presented to our oral medicine clinic with recurrent painless swelling of the upper lip. As lip swelling has not previously been reported as an oral manifestation of KD, this case represents a novel presentation of recurrent Kawasaki disease in an adult female
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Index: IMEMR (Eastern Mediterranean) Main subject: Recurrence / Vasculitis / Review Literature as Topic / Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / Edema / Lip Type of study: Case report Limits: Female / Humans Language: English Journal: Saudi Dent. J. Year: 2013

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Index: IMEMR (Eastern Mediterranean) Main subject: Recurrence / Vasculitis / Review Literature as Topic / Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / Edema / Lip Type of study: Case report Limits: Female / Humans Language: English Journal: Saudi Dent. J. Year: 2013