Kawasaki disease: Part I. Diagnosis, clinical features, and pathogenesis

Stephanie Bayers, Stanford T. Shulman, Amy S. Paller*

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Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, most commonly affects children between 6 months and 5 years of age. Approximately 90% of patients have mucocutaneous manifestations. This article will focus on the epidemiology of Kawasaki disease in the United States as it relates to other countries, the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease, its clinical course, and the currently accepted theories of pathogenesis. A particular focus is given to the various dermatologic manifestations that may occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501.e1-501.e11
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Kawasaki disease
  • diagnosis
  • epidemiology
  • mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
  • pathogenesis pediatric
  • vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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