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what is kawasaki disease like?

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Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
KD: Kd is an acute febrile vasculitis syndrome of childhood. Also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. Symptoms are fever, rash, conjunctival injection, cervical lymphadenitis, inflammation of the lips and oral cavity, and erythema and edema of the hands and feet. Coronary aneurysms develop in 25% of untreated children .It is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the usa.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014
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