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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 689864, 4 pages
Case Report

Spontaneous Duodenal Perforation as a Complication of Kawasaki Disease

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Khomeini General Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 6193673166, Iran
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Hazrate Rasoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14455364, Iran
3Department of Pediatrics, Abouzar Children’s Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 6135715794, Iran

Received 3 January 2015; Revised 13 March 2015; Accepted 14 March 2015

Academic Editor: Nan-Chang Chiu

Copyright © 2015 Kambiz Masoumi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Kawasaki disease is generally known as a systemic vasculitis that often concerns doctors due to its serious cardiac complications; however, other visceral organs may get involved as well. Surgical manifestations of the intestinal tract in Kawasaki disease are rare. In this report, we describe the case of a 2.5-year-old boy with typical Kawasaki disease who presented with GI bleeding and surgical abdomen. The diagnosis of duodenal perforation was confirmed.