My 8 y/o had an extremely swollen lymph node on his neck and a fever of 100.4. and slight rash, mostly on his trunk. It was a Sat. night. A sono was neg. for an abscess. Mono spot was neg. WBC 10.6K, platelets 343K. Sed rate was 34. They prescribed Amoxicillin and said it was likely strep. Saw our ped. on Mon. He thought it was likely viral (no growth yet reported after 24 hrs on cultures) but to finish Amox since we were already into it in case further culture showed growth. On Wed., fever was persisting, mostly low grade. I think the highest we recorded was 102.8 one time. He said to d/c amoxicillin and call him Fri. or Sat. if fever persists. That night, my son complained of severe itchiness and rash looked almost like hives on his feet, and redness on legs. I gave him Benadryl and it improved a bit. Next Sat we returned to dr. His lips were dry and chapped. Dr. mentioned atypical Kawasaki as a remote possibility. Wasn't sure if he was a little dehydrated. We went for labwork.
His last fever was 4am Sunday. Mon. afternoon recd lab results. I don't have a copy, but I know the high sensitivity c-reactive protein was 17 and the sed rate 69. There were white cells in the urine. His platelets were within normal limits. The fever had been gone for more than 24 hours. We were advised to see a pediatric cardiologist for an echo, which we did Tues and it was normal.
The cardiologist said while he can't rule out Kawasaki, he didn't think there was enough evidence to treat it, esp. since by that point we were on the 11th day, and he had been w/out fever.
We are repeating labs later this week and repeating echo in 3 wks.
Chapped lips were not red or puffy, no strawberry tongue, no swelling hands/feet, no peeling skin. Is this typical for an atypical case? Or too atypical to even be atypical?? Everything I've read sounds like he should've had more of the signs/symptoms, but the blood test results still concern me.