A case of Kawasaki Disease associated with syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2007
Volume 93, Issue 11, pages 1547–1549, November 2004
How to Cite
Mine, K., Takaya, J., Hasui, M., Ikemoto, Y., Teraguchi, M. and Kobayashi, Y. (2004), A case of Kawasaki Disease associated with syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone. Acta Paediatrica, 93: 1547–1549. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2004.tb02646.x
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2007
- Received Sept. 29, 2003; revisions received Jan. 9, 2004; accepted Feb. 2, 2004
- Kawasaki disease;
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute vasculitis of unknown aetiology with varied clinical manifestations. Although coronary arteritis is common in the course of KD, central nervous system involvement is rare. We report a case of KD in an infant who developed convulsions and apnoea during his illness associated with syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH).
Conclusion: The possibility of severe hyponatraemia should be anticipated in children with KD. Infants with KD are at risk of SIADH and should be monitored closely for its development.