What are the histologic findings in Kawasaki disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2018
  • Author: Tina K Sosa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Weedon summarized the reported findings of KD as follows:

  • Lymphocytes and mononuclear cells manifest in a perivascular fashion

  • Edema of the papillary dermis may be present

  • Pustules with small intraepidermal and subcorneal abscesses unrelated to eccrine ducts may be present

  • One report noted subtle vascular alterations, subendothelial edema, focal endothelial cell necrosis, and vascular deposition of minute quantities of fibrinoid material


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