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, 26 (7), 629-31

Similarities of Kawasaki Disease and Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis Infection Epidemiology

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Similarities of Kawasaki Disease and Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis Infection Epidemiology

Pascal Vincent et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J.

Abstract

Although an infectious etiology is strongly suspected in Kawasaki disease (KD), an etiologic agent has not yet been identified. By reviewing epidemiologic data published in past decades, this work highlights a higher incidence of KD when populations were exposed to the risk of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection. This hitherto unnoticed element reinforces the hypothesis whereby this bacterium might contribute to the development of KD in some cases.

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