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Emergency Department Evaluation

Kawasaki disease has been recognized as an etiology of shock in some children.43 These children often require intravenous fluids, pressors, and admission to a pediatric intensive care unit. Children presenting with Kawasaki disease with shock show a significantly higher inflammatory response than children with Kawasaki disease without shock, despite the time to presentation being equal.43 Kawasaki disease has also been indicated as a cause of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.

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