About Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease (KD) is a vasculitic disease, with onset typically in early childhood (77% of patients are <5 yo).

  • More common in boys (~1.5:1 M to F ratio)
  • Younger (under 1 yo) = highest risk of coronary artery aneurysm (also most likely to present as incomplete!)
  • Rapid onset, may be preceded by URI or AGE
  • Acute phase (first 7-11 days)
    Subacute phase (12+ days)
    Convalescent phase