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Kawasaki disease

introduction

  • a necrotising vasculitis affecting children involving the medium sized arteries with a predilection for the coronary arteries

diagnostic criteria

  • fever persisting for at least five days, plus 4 of the following 5 features:
    • changes in peripheral extremities or perineal area
    • polymorphous exanthema
    • bilateral conjunctival injection
    • inflammatory changes of lips (eg. dry, cracked lips) and oral cavity
    • cervical lymphadenopathy
kawasaki.txt · Last modified: 2012/08/30 07:26 by gary1