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Plaque psoriasis following Kawasaki disease and varicella
  1. Hedwig Sillen1,
  2. Michaëla Maes2,
  3. Tine Boiy3,
  4. Marek Wojciechowski3
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, AZ Nikolaas, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Professor Marek Wojciechowski, marek.wojciechowski{at}


We describe the case of a 15-month-old boy with Kawasaki disease who developed varicella 7 days after the beginning of the disease and diffuse plaque psoriasis after 43 days. Associations between Kawasaki disease and psoriasis, between Kawasaki disease and varicella and between varicella and psoriasis have all been reported in the literature. The triple association of Kawasaki disease, varicella and psoriasis is very rare. Neither the double nor the triple associations are well known among a diverse group of practitioners.

  • paediatrics
  • infectious diseases
  • cardiovascular medicine
  • dermatology
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  • Contributors HS and MW: conceived, drafted the manuscript and wrote the final version. MM and TB: have revised and corrected the draft and approved the final version. All authors have participated in the analysis and interpretation of data.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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