Kawasaki Disease


ÖNCEL S. , ARISOY E. S.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.1, no.1, pp.20-26, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-26
  • Keywords: Kawasaki disease, mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, coronary, aneurysm

Abstract

Kawasaki disease was described in 1967. Although seen worldwide, its incidence is highest in Japan. It is encountered between 6 months to 5 years of age. Its etiology remains to be elucidated, but there is enough evidence that an unknown etiologic agent plays a role in the pathogenesis of the disease.