Kawasaki Disease: Tests and Diagnosis


How do we diagnose Kawasaki disease?

There is no specific test that can determine if a child is suffering from Kawasaki disease. Instead, doctors look at a child’s symptoms to determine if he or she has the condition.

Doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado will also give your child a blood test or series of blood tests to determine the amount of inflammation in the body.

Our cardiologists may also perform an echocardiogram (ECHO) to examine your child’s heart muscle, valves and coronary arteries for damage caused by the illness. Your child will likely get echocardiograms every year or two to make sure no changes to the heart or coronary arteries have occurred.

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