A syndrome, usually afflicting children, characterized by high fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, rashes, irritated eyes and mucous membranes, etc. with possible damage to the cardiovascular system.
Kawasaki-syndrome Sentence Examples
The most common childhood vasculitides are Kawasaki syndrome (sometimes called Kawasaki disease) and Henoch-Schönlein purpura.
The specific cause of Kawasaki syndrome was as of 2004 unknown, although the disease resembles an infectious illness in many ways.
It has been suggested that Kawasaki syndrome represents an allergic reaction or other unusual response to certain types of infections.
About 20 percent of patients with Kawasaki syndrome develop complications of the cardiovascular system.