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Ann Dermatol. Feb 2009; 21(1): 75–77.
Published online Feb 28, 2009. doi:  10.5021/ad.2009.21.1.75
PMCID: PMC2883377
A Case of Vitiligo after Kawasaki's Disease
Han Kyoung Cho, M.D.,corresponding author Lucy Youngmin Eun, M.D.,1 Ji-Sun Song, M.D.,2 Won Hyoung Kang, M.D., and Byung In Ro, M.D.
Department of Dermatology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.
1Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Reprint request to: Han Kyoung Cho, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 697-24, Hwajeong-dong, Deogyang-gu, Goyang 412-270, Korea. Tel: 82-31-810-5415, Fax: 82-31-810-7057, dermy/at/kd.ac.kr
Received July 16, 2008; Accepted August 28, 2008.
Abstract
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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