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Ann Dermatol. 2009 February; 21(1): 75–77.
Published online 2009 February 28. doi:  10.5021/ad.2009.21.1.75
PMCID: PMC2883377

A Case of Vitiligo after Kawasaki's Disease


Vitiligo is a common skin disease, but its pathogenesis has not been fully determined, though an autoimmune etiology is considered likely. Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute multisystem vasculitis of childhood associated with coronary arteriopathy, and is diagnosed based on clinical criteria. Furthermore, vitiligo has been associated with several other diseases, but no report has been issued about the relationship between vitiligo and Kawasaki's disease. The author's report the case of an 8-year-old male child that presented with depigmented lesions, which developed from the desquamative skin lesions of Kawasaki's disease.

Keywords: Kawasaki's disease, Vitiligo

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