Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute self-limited febrile multisystem vasculitis of childhood of unknown aetiology in which coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) may develop in 15% - 25% of untreated cases.
A 4 year-old boy has been brought to the emergency department by his worried parents. He has had fevers for the past 6 days. Kawasaki disease?
Tomisaku Kawasaki 川崎 富作 (1925 – ) Japanese pediatrician. Famous for the discovery and ongoing research into Kawasaki Disease (1967)