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21 October 2007

Mnemonic Series No. 9: Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease: Diagnostic Criteria

CHILD 5 Letters= 5 days, >5 years old, 5 out of 6 criteria

C- Conjunctivitis (bilateral)

H
- Hyperthermia (>5 days)

I
- Idiophatic Polymorphic rash

L
- Lymphoadenopathy (cervical)

D
- Dryness and redness of 1.lips&mouth 2.palms&soles
[2 separate criteria]

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