Benjamin Stribling Alexander wrote:
> On March 2, 1996, Louis Geoffroy wrote:
> > Yesterday night, I saw a kid with severe
> > desquamation of both hands and feet. As you could
> > suspect, this child had an history compatible with
> > scarlet fever 10 days ago.
> > My resident asked me THE question: "Why"....
> > I am not satisfied with the classic answer: "it is
> > like a big sunburn" when you know that the rash is
> > mostly troncular and there is no desquamation at
> > this site.
> Could he/she have Kawasaki disease rather than Scarlet Fever?
> Just a thought...
> Ben Alexander, M.D.
> UNC Hospitals
Yes, it has been taken care of. So far
echocardiogram, platelets and consult whith
ophtalmology was negative.
Still does not explain why such severe desquamation
of hands both in scarlet fever and Kawasaki.....
Louis Geoffroy, m.d.
Hopital Ste-Justine pour enfants
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Montreal, QC, Canada
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