Plaque psoriasis induced after Kawasaki disease


Ergin S., KARADUMAN A. , Demirkaya E., Bakkaloglu A. , Ozkaya Ö.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.51, sa.4, ss.375-377, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.375-377

Özet

Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome and a multisystem vasculitis affecting children under five years of age. The induction of chronic plaque psoriasis following Kawasaki disease can be mediated by common pathomechanisms. A recently suggested pathomechanism is based upon superantigens, which may trigger both diseases in patients with suspected genetic predispositions. Herein, a case who developed psoriasis after Kawasaki disease is presented together with the related literature.