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Differential diagnosis

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The following diseases have a similar presentation to Kawasaki disease and should be excluded:

  • staphylococcal infection:
    • scalded skin syndrome
    • toxic shock syndrome

  • streptococcal infection:
    • scarlet fever
    • toxic shock-like syndrome
    • Kawasaki disease is not excluded by the culture of a group A streptococcus from the throat

  • measles
  • leptospirosis
  • rickettsial disease
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • drug reaction
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

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