In vieler Hinsicht repräsentiert das Kawasaki-Syndrom eine besondere Form der Vaskulitis, die sich in erster Linie im Säuglings- und Kleinkindesalter manifestiert. Falls die Diagnose nicht rechtzeitig gestellt und eine wirksame Behandlung eingeleitet wird, besteht ein Risiko zur Ausbildung von Aneu-rysmen, insbesondere im Bereich der Koronararterien. Diese Übersicht beschreibt wichtige Aspekte der Erkrankung mit dem Ziel, das Wissen über die Erkrankung zu verbreiten und damit die Voraussetzungen für eine verbesserte Prognose zu schaffen.

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