Table 1.

Diagnostic Criteria for Kawasaki Disease*

The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease is considered confirmed by the presence of fever and 4 of the remaining 5 criteria and if the illness cannot be explained by some other known disease process.
1. Fever ≥5 d
2. Bilaterial conjunctival injection
3.  Changes of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract: injected pharynx, injected, fissured lips, strawberry tongue
4.  Changes of the peripheral extremities: peripheral edema, peripheral erythema, periungual desquamation
5. Polymorphous rash
6. Cervical adenopathy
  • * Adapted from Morens and O'Brien.25