Kawasaki disease onset during concomitant infections with varicella zoster and Epstein-Barr virus.

Turkay S., Odemis E. , Karadag A.

Journal of the National Medical Association, vol.98, pp.1350-2, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : Journal of the National Medical Association
  • Page Numbers: pp.1350-2


Kawasaki disease is an acute systemic vasculitis that predominantly affects preschool-aged children. It has a predilection to coronary arteries, and its precise etiology is still unknown. Many infectious agents, including viruses and bacteria, have been suggested as potential causes of the disease. Here, we report a patient who met the diagnostic criteria of Kawasaki disease during concomitant Epstein-Barr virus and varicella-zoster virus infections, and we discuss the possible roles of these viruses in etiology.