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How Can Kawasaki Disease Be Prevented?

Kawasaki disease can't be prevented. However, most children who have the disease recover—usually within weeks of getting signs and symptoms. Further problems are rare.

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Kawasaki Disease Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Kawasaki Disease, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.


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