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Kawasaki disease as a cause of encephalitis
  1. David Burgner1,
  2. Nigel Curtis1,2,3
  1. 1Department of Infection and Immunity, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
  3. 3Department of General Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to David Burgner, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia; david.burgner{at}mcri.edu.au

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In their recent comprehensive and excellent review of paediatric encephalitis, Thompson and colleagues discuss non-infectious aetiologies, including some vasculitides—systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis.1 In addition, Kawasaki disease should be …

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