[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Kawasaki disease is an acute, self-limiting febrile mucocutaneous vasculitis of infants and young children. Retropharyngeal lymphadenopathy is a rare presentation of Kawasaki disease. We present a case of Kawasaki disease mimicking a retropharyngeal abscess, with upper airway obstruction resulting in delayed diagnosis.
Yonsei medical journal 09/2010; 51(5):784-6. · 0.77 Impact Factor