What is the role of echocardiography in the evaluation of Kawasaki disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2018
  • Author: Tina K Sosa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Echocardiography is the study of choice to evaluate for CAAs. Serial echocardiograms should be obtained as follows:

  • At the time of KD diagnosis

  • 1-2 weeks after the onset of the illness

  • 5-6 weeks after the onset of the illness

See Clinical Presentation and Workup for more details.


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