Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome 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:


There are no specific blood tests that confirm the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Kawasaki disease include:

Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome Similar Conditions

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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