What is the clinical presentation of chronic Kawasaki disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2018
  • Author: Tina K Sosa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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This stage is of clinical importance only in patients who have developed cardiac complications. Its duration is sometime for a lifetime, because an aneurysm formed in childhood may rupture in adulthood. In some cases of previously undiagnosed aneurysms rupturing in adult life, careful reviews of past medical histories have revealed febrile childhood illnesses of unknown etiology that are suspected to have potentially been unrecognized KD.


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