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Kawasaki disease

Disease definition

Kawasaki disease (KD) is a febrile, systemic, self-limiting vasculitis affecting children and characterized by inflammation in the medium sized vessels associated with coronary arterial aneurysms (CAA) that may be life threatening when untreated. KD is the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children in developed countries and is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease in adulthood.

ORPHA:2331

  • Synonym(s):
    • Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: M30.3
  • OMIM: 611775
  • UMLS: C0026691
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6816
  • MedDRA: 10023320

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