What are the diagnostic features of Kawasaki disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2018
  • Author: Tina K Sosa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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There are two forms of KD: complete and incomplete. Diagnosis of complete KD requires fever of at least 5 days' duration along with 4 or 5 of the principal clinical features. The principal clinical features are as follows:

  • Extremity changes

  • Polymorphous rash

  • Oropharyngeal changes

  • Bilateral, nonexudative, limbic sparing, painless bulbar conjunctival injection

  • Acute unilateral nonpurulent cervical lymphadenopathy with lymph node diameter greater than 1.5 cm


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