Ewha Med J.  2015 Jul;38(2):80-84. 10.12771/emj.2015.38.2.80.

Atypical Kawasaki Disease Presenting as Acute Kidney Injury in a Patient with Influenza B Virus Infection

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sohn@ewha.ac.kr

Abstract

Influenza virus infection is a common respiratory disease in children. Renal complications of influenza infection were not commonly encountered until the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, when acute kidney injury (AKI) frequently developed in severely ill patients. Kawasaki disease (KD) is another rare association in pandemic influenza virus infections. There are some reports about KD coincident with influenza A H1N1/09 infection. However, simultaneous AKI and KD in influenza A or B virus infections have never been reported. Herein, we report the first case of influenza B virus infection that initially presented as AKI but was subsequently diagnosed as atypical KD.

Keyword

Influenza B virus; Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome; Acute kidney injury

MeSH Terms

Acute Kidney Injury*
Child
Herpesvirus 1, Cercopithecine
Humans
Influenza B virus*
Influenza, Human
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome*
Orthomyxoviridae
Pandemics
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