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Risk Management Pitfalls In Kawasaki Disease

1. “I thought the child had a viral illness, so I treated her with antipyretics and discharged her.”
Fevers are common in children, and many children with fever will likely have a viral illness. Many of the other symptoms of Kawasaki disease are found in viral illnesses, such as rash and conjunctivitis. However, Kawasaki disease should be considered in all patients with parental report of prolonged fever. Failure to recognize and treat Kawasaki disease in a timely manner can have catastrophic consequences.

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