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    A young child with fever, erythematous rash, and conjunctivitis in sub-Saharan Africa is usually a case of measles. We report a-14-month-old girl with a prolonged fever, a desquamating erythematous rash, and a new left hemiplegia. This was initially diagnosed as measles but her correct final diagnosis was Kawasaki disease (KD); she very rapidly defervesced and regained normal function of her limbs after appropriate treatment. We believe this is the first reported case in Liberia of KD in a child younger than two years of age.


    George Tengbeh, Hadi Mohsenibod. 14-month-old girl with prolonged fever, a desquamative rash, and a new left hemiplegia. Tropical doctor. 2022 Jan 17:494755211073271

    PMID: 35037797

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