Three things are known to increase your child's risk of developing Kawasaki disease, including:

  • Age. Children under 5 years old are most at risk of Kawasaki disease.
  • Sex. Boys are slightly more likely than girls are to develop Kawasaki disease.
  • Ethnicity. Children of Asian descent, such as Japanese or Korean, have higher rates of Kawasaki disease.
Feb. 15, 2014