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Kawasaki Disease

  • Paul Ishimine
  • John T. Kanegaye
Chapter

Abstract

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute vasculitis leading to systemic inflammatory manifestations. The classic clinical criteria of KD include fever persisting at least 5 days and at least four out of five features (extremity changes, polymorphous exanthem, conjunctival injection, oral/lip changes, and cervical lymphadenopathy). Patients with KD will almost always have an elevated C-reactive protein and/or erythrocyte sedimentation rate. KD is treated with immunoglobulin and aspirin with the goal of preventing the development of coronary artery aneurysms.

Keywords

Vasculitis Cervical lymphadenopathy Conjunctivitis Coronary artery aneurysm Immunoglobulin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Emergency Medicine and PediatricsUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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