Kawasaki disease.

  title={Kawasaki disease.},
  author={Kathryn A. Taubert and Stanford T. Shulman},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={3093-102, 3107-8}
Kawasaki disease is a leading cause of acquired heart disease among children in the United States and other developed countries. Most children who contract this illness are less than two years old, and 80 percent of affected children are younger than five years of age. A generalized vasculitis of unknown etiology, Kawasaki disease can cause coronary artery abnormalities, including coronary aneurysms. From 20 to 25 percent of untreated children develop coronary artery abnormalities, which may… CONTINUE READING