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3 Cases of Kawasaki Disease Associated Thrombocytopenia

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(12):1686-1690.
Published online December 15, 1995.
3 Cases of Kawasaki Disease Associated Thrombocytopenia
Hye Soon Kim, Young Mi Hong, Seung Joo Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Ewha Woman`s University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
급성 발열기 동안 혈소판감소가 동반된 Kawasaki병 3례
김혜순, 홍영미, 이승주
이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Kawasaki disease may be associatde with a variety of hematologic abnormalities, the most characteristic being thrombocytosis. Thrombocytopenia, in contrast, appears to occur rarely in children with this disease. Hera et al observed the 2% manifested thrombocytopenia early in their illness. To our knowledge, early thrombocytopenia has not been reported in other populations, We report the case of a children with Kawasaki disease who manifested thrombocytopenia during the first week of their illness.
Key Words: Kawasaki disease, Thrombocytopenia

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