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      Kawasaki syndrome.

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      Lancet (London, England)
      Elsevier BV

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          Abstract

          Kawasaki syndrome is an acute, self-limited vasculitis that occurs in children of all ages and presents a challenge for the clinician: the disorder can be difficult to recognise; there is no diagnostic laboratory test; there is an extremely effective therapy; and there is a 25% chance of serious cardiovascular damage if the treatment is not given early in the course of the disease. This review includes discussion of the history of the syndrome, the diagnostic challenges, epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, immunopathogenesis, therapy, genetic influences, and the long-term cardiovascular sequelae.

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          Journal
          Lancet
          Lancet (London, England)
          Elsevier BV
          1474-547X
          0140-6736
          August 11 2004
          : 364
          : 9433
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA. jcburns@ucsd.edu
          Article
          S0140-6736(04)16814-1
          10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16814-1
          15302199
          f331bdf5-42aa-4040-885d-e6715dfad8b4
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