Kawasaki Disease Incidence in Children and Adolescents

Gillian C Hall, Louise E Tulloh and Robert M R Tulloh

February 2016

Background – Kawasaki Disease is reported to be increasing in incidence and is the commonest childhood cause of acquired heart disease in the Western world.

The aim of the paper was to determine the current UK incidence of Kawasaki Disease across childhood and adolescence; and investigate trends over time and season. The paper concludes that although the incidence of Kawasaki Disease remains low and has stabilised in the UK, GPs should recognise that the condition occurs throughout childhood and across the seasons

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