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Mosavi F, Hagh shenas A. Studying manifestations of Kawasaki disease in head, neck and mouth in 5 hospitals of Tehran. jdm. 1997; 10 (1) :57-65
URL: http://jdm.tums.ac.ir/article-1-611-en.html
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA Kawasaki syndrome is an acute systemic disease found in 1967 by Kawasaki as " Mucocutaneous Lymphnode Syndrome". It was initially known as a benign children disease until it was found that it can cause sudden death in some patients. Still the etiology of the disease in unknown. 50% of the patients are under 2years and 80% are under 4 years while there are some cases of the disease in adults. Diagnosis criteria are 5-21 days antibiotic-resistant fever, conjunctivitis, changes in oral mucosa,  cervical lymphadenopathy and dermal and mucosal lesions. In this study 48 (10 f/38 m)patients with Kawasaki disease were selected from 5 hospitals in Tehran. None had  mentioned consanguineous marriage or familial history of the disease.  The most incidence of the disease was found in summer and spring which confirmed the seasonal pattern of the disease.

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Published: 2013/07/27

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