INCOMPLETE KAWASAKI DISEASE
ATYPICAL VS INCOMPLETE
- The phrase “atypical Kawasaki disease” should be reserved for patients who have a problem, such as renal impairment, that generally is not seen in Kawasaki disease.
- The term Incomplete is preferred when the diagnostic criteria are not met and KD is considered an option
ISSUES RE TO INCOMPLETE KD
- Incomplete Kawasaki disease is more common in young infants than in older children
- Making accurate diagnosis and timely treatment especially important in these young patients
- They are at a substantial risk of developing coronary abnormalities
- The laboratory findings of incomplete cases appear to be similar to those of classic cases
- Therefore, although laboratory findings in Kawasaki disease are nondiagnostic
- They may prove useful in heightening or reducing the suspicion of incomplete Kawasaki disease.