CRITERIA FOR DIAGNOSIS OF KAWASAKI DISEASE

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    CRITERIA FOR DIAGNOSIS OF KAWASAKI DISEASE:-
    • Fever of ≥5 days' duration associated with at least 4 of the following 5 changes
    1) Bilateral nonsuppurative conjunctivitis
    2) One or more changes of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, including throat redness, dry cracked lips, red lips, and "strawberry" tongue
    3) One or more changes of the arms and legs, including redness, swelling, Skin peeling around the nails, and generalized peeling
    4) Polymorphous rash, primarily truncal
    5) Large lymph nodes in the neck (>1.5 cm in size)
    NOTE:-
    diagnosis of Kawasaki disease can also be made:-
    a) if fever and ;
    b) only 3 changes are present if coronary artery disease is documented by two-dimensional echocardiography or coronary angiography.

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