Radiographics 2021 Nov 26:210070. Epub 2021 Nov 26.
From the Departments of Radiology (Y.T., T.K.) and Cardiology (M.M.), Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Radiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (Y.T., M.J.); Department of Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa (A.H.); Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 (A.H.); Center for Intractable Diseases, Saitama University Hospital, Saitama, Japan (G.N.); Department of Pediatrics, Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center, Wakayama, Japan (K.Y.); Department of Radiology, Saiseikai Yokohama Tobu Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan (K.S.); Department of Neurology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan (H.H.); and Department of Radiology, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan (S.N.).
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common pediatric vasculitis syndrome involving medium- and small-sized arteries that is especially prevalent in early childhood (ie, age 6 months to 5 years). The diagnosis of KD is made on the basis of clinical features, such as fever, characteristic mucocutaneous changes, and nonsuppurative cervical lymphadenopathy. However, early diagnosis is often challenging because many children with KD present with atypical symptoms. Read More