Advanced Search
Korean J Pediatr 2005 April;48(4) :438-442.
A Case of Kawasaki Disease with Mycoplasma Pneumonia
Se Min Lee (Lee SM)1, So Eun Park (Park SE)1, Yeun Woo Kim (Kim YW)2, Jung Yeun Hong (Hong JY)2
1Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, Cheju University, College of Medicine, Cheju, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jung Yeun Hong ,Email:
Copyright © 2005 by The Korean Pediatric Society
Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile vasculitis that occurs predominantly in young children under 5- years-old. The patients present generally with a high spiking fever that is unresponsive to antibiotics and lasts for more than five days at least. Prolonged fever has been shown to be a risk factor in the development of coronary artery disease. It seems to be certain that infectious agents are associated with the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. The differential diagnosis of Kawasaki disease must rule out infectious diseases including scarlet fever, toxic shock syndrome, measles, and so on. This is very important for adequate treatment and prevention of cardiac complications of Kawasaki disease. We experienced a 25-month-old boy who had high fever and pneumonic consolidation in the right middle and lower lobe of the lung that was considered as mycoplasma pneumonia on admission and developed coronary artery aneurysmal dilatation during treatment with roxythromycin.
Keywords: Kawasaki disease | Mycoplasma pneumonia
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
Supplementary Material  Supplementary Material
Clinical characteristics of Kawasaki disease with sterile pyuria  2013 January;56(1)
A case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with autoimmune thyroiditis  2012 November;55(11)
A case of partial trisomy 3p syndrome with rare clinical manifestations  2012 March;55(3)
A case of Kawasaki disease with coexistence of a parapharyngeal abscess requiring incision and drainage  2010 September;53(9)
Two cases of Kawasaki disease following pneumonia  2009 May;52(5)
Register for e-submission
Register here to access the e-submission system of Korean J Pediatr for authors and reviewers.
Manuscript Submission
To submit a manuscript, please visit the Korean J Pediatr e-submission management system at, read the Instructions for Authors, and log into the Korean J Pediatr e-submission system. For assistance with manuscript submission, please contact:
Free archive
Anyone may access any past or current articles without logging in.
Korean Pediatric Society Office
#1606, Seocho World Officetel, 19 Seoun-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-070, Korea
TEL : +82-2-3473-7305    FAX : +82-2-3473-7307   E-mail:
BrowseCurrent IssueFor Authors and ReviewersAbout
Copyright© The Korean Pediatric Society. All right reserved.