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November 15, 1976

Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

JAMA. 1976;236(20):2295-2297. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270210021016

Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome represents a series of clinical findings that has been observed primarily in Japanese children. The disease now appears to be migrating to this country. It involves the cervical lymph nodes, the skin, and mucus membranes. Although the course is usually benign and self-limiting, a number of deaths have resulted from coronary artery disease.

(JAMA 236:2295-2297, 1976)