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Diagnostic Criteria for Kawasaki Disease (KD)

Kawasaki disease (KD) is a childhood vasculitis affecting the medium-sized muscular arteries, mainly the coronary arteries. The hallmark of KD is fever lasting 5 days or more, counting the day of fever onset as day 1, in addition to 4 or 5 of the principal clinical criteria: cracking of lips or strawberry tongue, nonpurulent conjunctivitis, rash, erythema and edema of the hands and feet, and large unilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. Continue reading “Diagnostic Criteria for Kawasaki Disease (KD)”

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