clinical features

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Characteristic features are:

  • high fever
  • diarrhoea and vomiting
  • rapid progression and circulatory failure with profound hypotension and tachycardia.

The condition is also accompanied by a generalised erythematous rash, resembling sunburn and proceeding to desquamation, and conjunctival reddening.

Severe myalgic involvement may occur in some individuals with an elevated CPK.

Last reviewed 01/2018