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A diagnostic algorithm combining clinical and molecular data distinguishes Kawasaki disease from other febrile illnesses

  • Xuefeng B Ling1,
  • Kenneth Lau1,
  • John T Kanegaye2, 3,
  • Zheng Pan4,
  • Sihua Peng1,
  • Jun Ji1,
  • Gigi Liu1,
  • Yuichiro Sato2,
  • Tom TS Yu1,
  • John C Whitin1,
  • James Schilling1,
  • Jane C Burns2 and
  • Harvey J Cohen1Email author
BMC Medicine20119:130

Received: 14 July 2011

Accepted: 6 December 2011

Published: 6 December 2011

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Original Submission
14 Jul 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Aug 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Masaru Miura
9 Aug 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jan Orenstein
31 Aug 2011 Author responded Author comments - Bruce Ling
Resubmission - Version 3
31 Aug 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Dec 2011 Editorially accepted
6 Dec 2011 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-9-130

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Amgen Inc