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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2000;17(2):99-107.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2000.
Kawasaki Disease.
Young Hwan Lee
Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine, Yeungnam University Taegu, Korea.
Kawasaki disease, an acute febrile illness which primarily affects in children under the age of six, was first described by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967. It has been reported that Kawasaki disease is probable driven by abnormalities of the immune system after an infectious insult, but this has not been confirmed. It mainly affects small and medium-sized arteries, particularly the coronary arteries. Deaths may occur at any time with cardiovascular complications. The early recognition and treatment with follow-up evaluation for the coronary arterial lesion is very important in a case of Kawasaki disease.
Key Words: Kawasaki disease, Pathophysiology, Prognosis
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