Kawasaki Disease Evaluation
The evaluation of Kawasaki disease begins with a history and physical examination.
The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease is made during physical exam.
Making the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease requires five days of fever, as well as four of the following physical findings:
- Red rash:
- Rash may be located in the groin
- Mouth or tongue ulcers
- Mouth or tongue swelling
- Mouth or tongue redness:
- Hand swelling (bilateral)
- Foot swelling (bilateral)
- Peeling of the skin on the fingertips, hands, or feet
- Peeling of skin around anus
- Swollen glands
There are no specific blood tests that confirm the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease.
Tests that may be used to evaluate Kawasaki disease include:
Kawasaki Disease Similar Conditions
Conditions that may cause symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease include:
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