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Kawasaki syndrome (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is a serious acute rare febrile children’s disease of unknown etiology, first described in Japan in 1967 by Dr Tomisaku Kawasaki.

Clinical criteria:

5-day fever of unknown origine and at least four clinical findings:

1.Bilateral conjunctivitis

2.Oral mucous membrane changes

3.Edema (swelling) of peripheral extremities

4.Cervical lymphadenopathy (at least one lymph node greater than or equal to 1.5 cm in diameter)

5.Erythema. The skin eruptions are symmetrically distributed in the perineal, abdominal areas, and extremities


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