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Hoarseness as a Presenting Sign in Children With Kawasaki Disease


We noted that many patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) were hoarse at presentation and thus evaluated the frequency of hoarseness in children with acute KD. New onset hoarseness was noted in 86 of 287 (30%) prospectively assessed KD patients. Laryngoscopic examination of 3 hoarse patients with acute KD revealed edema and erythema of the larynx.

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