Mallikarjuna Honnali Bannajji, Karunakara Beechalli Puttaiah, Shruti Patil.
Familial occurrence of Kawasaki disease in an Indian family.
J Pak Med Students Jan ;2(4):151-3.
The etiology of Kawasaki disease (KD) continues to be elusive to the researchers. Although epidemiological studies support infectious origin, familial occurrences across the world suggest possible genetic predisposition. We are reporting two cases of KD diagnosed among cousins. The diagnosis in both these cases was based on clinical criteria. Laboratory data and response to therapeutic measures was also noted. This study reports the occurrence of familial KD in Indian population, which has not been reported in Indian literature before.
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