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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Dildar Hussain, MBBS [2]

Overview

Common risk factors in the development of Kawasaki disease are a combination of non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors, that include environmental, genetic, and viral factors.

Risk Factors

Common risk factors in the development of Kawasaki disease are a combination of non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors, that include environmental, genetic, and viral factors.[1][2]

References

  1. Sánchez-Manubens, Judith; Bou, Rosa; Anton, Jordi (2014). "Diagnosis and classification of Kawasaki disease". Journal of Autoimmunity. 48-49: 113–117. doi:10.1016/j.jaut.2014.01.010. ISSN 0896-8411.
  2. McCrindle, Brian W.; Rowley, Anne H.; Newburger, Jane W.; Burns, Jane C.; Bolger, Anne F.; Gewitz, Michael; Baker, Annette L.; Jackson, Mary Anne; Takahashi, Masato; Shah, Pinak B.; Kobayashi, Tohru; Wu, Mei-Hwan; Saji, Tsutomu T.; Pahl, Elfriede (2017). "Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart Association". Circulation. 135 (17): e927–e999. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000484. ISSN 0009-7322.

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