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Table 4 Clinical phases of Kawasaki disease

From: Kawasaki disease: guidelines of the Italian Society of Pediatrics, part I - definition, epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical expression and management of the acute phase

Acute phase (first and second week):
- presence of fever and other acute classic signs
Subacute phase (third and fourth week):
- it begins with defervescence and when other acute signs vanish
- irritability, anorexia, and conjunctivitis can still be present
- digital skin desquamation
- thrombocytosis
- coronary artery aneurysms might appear
- in this phase there is a risk of sudden death
Convalescence phase (fifth to eighth week):
- all disease signs and symptoms disappear
- inflammatory indexes return completely to normal
- endothelial dysfunction might cause cardiovascular acute events