Kawasaki Disease Risk Factors

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Definition

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition in children that involves inflammation of the blood vessels.


Alternative Names

Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome; Infantile polyarteritis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Kawasaki disease occurs most frequently in Japan, where the disease was first discovered. In the United States, after congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of heart disease in children. Most of these patients are younger than age 5. The disease occurs more...

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