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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Apr;59(2):425-45. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.03.009.

Kawasaki disease.

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Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, 2300 Tupper, Room C-505, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P3, Canada. rosie.scuccimarri@muhc.mcgill.ca

Abstract

Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis and the leading cause of acquired heart disease in North American and Japanese children. The epidemiology, cause, and clinical characteristics of this disease are reviewed. The diagnostic challenge of Kawasaki disease and its implications for coronary artery outcomes are discussed, as are the recommended treatment, ongoing treatment controversies, concerns associated with treatment resistance, and the importance of ongoing follow up.

PMID:
22560578
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2012.03.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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