Kawasaki Disease can be easy to diagnose when you have the pediatric patient, who presents with all 5 of the classic clinical findings. What happens when you have the prerequisite fever for ≥5 days, but only 2-3 clinical criteria?
- What ARE the 5 classic findings?
- When do you do waitful watching?
- When do you perform an echo?
- When do you treat empirically?
Check out the nice flowchart below which addresses these questions. They summarize the most recent (2004) American Heart Association’s consensus group’s recommendations.
PV Card: Kawasaki Disease (AHA 2004)
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