History of Kawasaki disease

Abstract

We describe a short history of Kawasaki disease. In 1967, we published a paper entitled ‘Infantile acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome with specific desquamation of the fingers and toes. Clinical observation of 50 cases’; this was the first report on what is now called Kawasaki disease. Since then, many reports on cardiology, treatment, epidemiology, pathology and etiology of Kawasaki disease have been published. Furthermore, a recent Chapel Hill Consensus Statement on Kawasaki disease in the classification of vasculitis is given, along with a figure on the relationship and classification of childhood vasculitis by autopsy material.

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Correspondence to Shiro Naoe.

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Kawasaki, T., Naoe, S. History of Kawasaki disease. Clin Exp Nephrol 18, 301–304 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10157-013-0877-6

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Keywords

  • Kawasaki disease
  • Acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
  • History
  • Childhood vasculitis