This course explores Kawasaki disease, the leading cause of acquired heart disease in UK children. The course focuses on the need to consider it as a diagnosis and how essential it is to achieve early treatment. Its presentation to General Practice will be discussed, along with risk factors for developing the disease, and potential differential diagnoses as well as the long-term management relevant to the GP.

An educational grant was received by Societi for the production of the course.  Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.

Curriculum: Cardiovascular Health , Children and Young People
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes
Date of publication: 15 January 2020
Reviewed and updated: 6 January 2023
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