What is Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki disease (KD), or Kawasaki syndrome, is a severe illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body that primarily affects young children and infants.

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What are the symptoms of KD?

Kawasaki disease symptoms usually appear in three phases. Because there is no specific test for KD, doctors make a clinical diagnosis based on a set of symptoms and physical findings.

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What are the complications of KD?

KD is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in U.S. children, but with effective treatment, only a small percentage of KD patients have lasting coronary artery damage.

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Kawasaki Disease by the Numbers

5447

Annual KD Cases in the United States

19

Annual U.S. KD Cases per 100,000

25

KD Cases at risk of coronary aneurysms

74

KD Cases for Children under 5 years old

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