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Clinical Review Commentary

learning to stay vigilant about conditions that are rare but important

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:919
  1. Ed Peile, associate director of clinical studies (
  1. 1Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF

    All doctors who look after children need to recognise the presentation of Kawasaki disease: theconsequences of missing it are potentially drastic for the affected child. The question is how we reinforce our undergraduate learning about rare but important conditions. Many years in practice without seeing a case may erode the vigilance of the generalist who has many common and important conditions jostling for …

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