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How Do Doctors Diagnose Kawasaki Disease?

How Do Doctors Diagnose Kawasaki Disease?

Doctors diagnose children with Kawasaki disease if they have had a fever for 5 days or more and if they have at least 4 of the following 5 symptoms:

  • Red eyes with no discharge

  • Reddened, dry, cracked lips and a red strawberry tongue

  • Swelling, redness, and peeling of the hands and feet

  • Red, patchy rash over the trunk

  • Swollen, tender lymph nodes in the neck