Table 2

Kawasaki disease: diagnostic criteria. KD may be diagnosed with fewer than 4 of these features if coronary artery abnormalities are detected

FeverDuration of 5 days or more PLUS 4 of 5 of the following:
1. ConjunctivitisBilateral, bulbar, non-suppurative
2. LymphadenopathyCervical, often >1.5 cm
3. RashPolymorphous, no vesicles or crusts
4. Changes in lips or oral mucosaRed cracked lips; ‘strawberry’ tongue; or diffuse erythema of oropharynx
5. Changes of extremitiesInitial stage: erythema and oedema of palms and soles Convalescent stage: peeling of skin from fingertips