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Arch Cardiol Mex. 2013 Jul-Sep;83(3):214-22. doi: 10.1016/j.acmx.2013.02.004.

[A review of Kawasaki disease, a perspective from the articles published in Mexico since January 1977 to May 2012].

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  • 1Departamento de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, México. Electronic address:


Kawasaki disease was described in 1967 by Tomisu Kawasaki. It affects children aged between one and 5 years, and it evolves with fever and small vessel vasculitis, which leads to cardiovascular complications, including coronary aneurisms, myocarditis, valve injuries, pericardial effusion and myocardial infarction; eventually involving many others organs. The etiology actually is not well known, as the exactly pathogenic mechanisms; however, now there are important advances. If the clinical signs and symptoms are identify early and the children received treatment with aspirin and intravenous immunoglobulin, the patients evolves without sequels. The Kawasaki disease is an infrequent disease in Mexico.

Copyright © 2012 Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.


Acquired cardiopathy; Aneurismas coronarios; Cardiopatía adquirida; Coronary aneurysms; Enfermedad de Kawasaki; Kawasaki disease; Mexico; México; Vasculitis

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