Revision of diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki disease (the 5th revised edition)

Pediatr Int. 2005 Apr;47(2):232-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.02033.x.


Diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki Disease was revised to meet the present situation in 2002. This issue intends to explain new guidelines and their backgrounds. Major alterations are interpretation of cases with 4 or fewer febrile days shortened by early intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, and the clinical importance of atypical (incomplete, or suspected) cases.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / drug therapy


  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous