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Kawasaki Syndrome

Kawasaki Syndrome is a fever-based illness that primarily affects children younger than five years of age. It is characterized by a fever, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, irritation of the mouth lips and throat, and a redness in the eyes.

Kawasaki Syndrome is worldwide, and was first discovered in Japan in 1976.

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