Kawasaki Disease Risk Factors
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Kawasaki Disease Risks
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following factors increase your chance of developing Kawasaki disease:
- Age: children under age five
- Children over the age of eight rarely get this disease and it is very rare in adults.
- The average age of patients is two years old.
- Sex: more common in boys than girls
- Ethnicity: more prevalent in children of Asian ethnicity
- Season: more common during the winter and early spring months
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