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Coxsackievirus vs. Kawasaki Disease Topic Guide

Coxsackievirus vs. Kawasaki Disease Coxsackievirus vs. Kawasaki Disease: Coxsackieviruses are a common cause of infection. These viruses can cause diseases that range from very mild to life-threatening. Coxsackievirus infection is contagious. Kawasaki disease, cause unknown, is an acute condition that mainly affects children. Kawasaki disease is currently the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children in the developed world.