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Table 4 A comparison between IVIG- and KD-induced meningitis

From: Clinical characteristics of aseptic meningitis induced by intravenous immunoglobulin in patients with Kawasaki disease

  Meningitis due to IVIG Meningitis due to KD
Appearance Within 48 hrs after IVIG Early in the stage, before IVIG
Clinical findings Typical meningeal signs Can lack meningeal signs
CSF findings Polynuclear cell predominance Mononuclear cell predominance
Effective therapy No special therapy Therapy for KD
  1. IVIG = intravenous immunoglobulin; KD = Kawasaki disease; CSF = Cerebrospinal fluid.