Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of infants and children that may present initially with fever and unilateral cervical adenopathy as the only clinical features. Early diagnosis and administration of high-dose intravenous gamma-globulin (IVIG) can prevent coronary artery aneurysms, which occur in up to 25% of untreated children. The otolaryngo-logist may see these patients in referral and must learn to recognize the principal diagnostic criteria that constitute the clinical case definition.
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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.