Kawasaki syndrome associated with group A streptococcal and Epstein-Barr virus co-infections

Ann Trop Paediatr. 2002 Sep;22(3):257-60. doi: 10.1179/027249302125001543.


We present a case of Kawasaki syndrome complicated by coronary aneurysm in a 6-year-old boy with laboratory evidence of group A streptococcal infection and infectious mononucleosis. The case demonstrates that evidence of acute infection in a patient with features suggestive of Kawasaki syndrome should not exclude a diagnosis of the latter. Immunoglobulin therapy should be considered seriously in highly suggestive cases, even if diagnostic criteria are not fulfilled.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Child
  • Coronary Aneurysm / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Infectious Mononucleosis / complications*
  • Male
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / microbiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / complications*
  • Streptococcus pyogenes*