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Ten-year Audit of Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease (KD) or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is a rare autoimmune vasculitis affecting small and medium sized arteries in young children characterized by a fever lasting longer than five days. The child may also have signs of bilateral conjunctivitis, cervical lymphadenopathy, a polymorphous rash, cracking of the lips and changes in the oral mucosa, and desquamation of the extremities. Having 4 or 5 of these symptoms classes the child as having complete KD; incomplete or atypical KD is characterized by a patient displaying 3 or fewer of these signs accompanying the fever at diagnosis. KD has been shown to be the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children, leading to coronary artery aneurysms.

 

Citation: Davison M, Meridis G, Strehle EM (2013) Ten-year Audit of Kawasaki Disease in a District General Hospital. Human Genet Embryol 3:106.

 

 
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