KD is fairly common disease in children. It is a serious disease as it involves coronary arteries in almost 1/4thof the patients. Difficult to diagnose as there is no single confirmatory test. A very young infant with KD may present only with high fever & marked irritability with none of the clinical features described below. Once you suspect the diagnosis, investigate for laboratory and cardiac ECHO.
Important symptoms & signs of Kawasaki Disease
Fever persisting for at least 5 days andpresence of at least four of the five principal features.
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