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.
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