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Pediatr Int. 2005 Apr;47(2):232-4.

Revision of diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki disease (the 5th revised edition).

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo 173-8610, Japan.


Diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki Disease was revised to meet the present situation in 2002. This issue intends to explain new guidelines and their backgrounds. Major alterations are interpretation of cases with 4 or fewer febrile days shortened by early intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, and the clinical importance of atypical (incomplete, or suspected) cases.

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