Kawasaki Disease: It sounds made up when you tell parents about it

Kawasaki Disease, AKA Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, is one of the most common vasculitides of childhood. The hallmark is fever ≥5 days plus 4/5 of the following; mucous membrane changes, conjunctivitis, polymorphous rash, extremity changes and lymph node enlargement. It can also lead to coronary artery aneurysms, which is why its so important to make an accurate diagnosis.

By | 2018-05-09T12:50:53+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Cardiology, Podcasts, Rheumatology|
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