Kawasaki Disease | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes Kawasaki disease?

No one knows what causes Kawasaki disease. Some doctors think it may be caused by a virus or bacteria. The illness can last from 2 weeks to a few months.

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Kawasaki Disease by KA Taubert, ST Shulman (American Family Physician June 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990600ap/3093.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 06/99

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