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<< Evidence-Based Management Of Kawasaki Disease In The Emergency Department

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In addition to having a propensity to occur in certain populations, Kawasaki disease has been noted to be affected by genetics. Researchers in North America studied clusters of families with multiple cases of Kawasaki disease in siblings or cousins.89 The researchers obtained information from 2 hospitals, as well as from families who contacted a Kawasaki disease research program. They were able to identify 9 families in which 2 siblings were diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, for a total of 18 affected children.

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