Article in Japanese
A case of Kawasaki disease complicated by gallbladder hydrops and septic shock
Syunsuke NAGARA, Koya KAWASE, Tomoaki SASAKI, Norihisa KOYAMA
We report a case of Kawasaki disease in a 1-year-old boy who was admitted with impaired consciousness due to septic shock and gallbladder hydrops. It was presumed that systemic inflammatory response syndrome caused the shock. While surgical intervention was being considered he was treated with medical therapy, and the symptoms were relieved. While Kawasaki disease complicated by gallbladder hydrops is not rare, serious cases with additional complications such as septic shock and impaired consciousness are not found in the literature to the best of our knowledge. This case is valuable because it reaffirms that Kawasaki disease complicated by gallbladder hydrops responds well to medical therapy.
Department of Pediatrics, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital
|Received||May 15, 2013|
|Accepted||August 20, 2013|