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