Diagnosis , Treatment , and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease

  title={Diagnosis , Treatment , and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease},
  author={W. Newburger and Masato Takahashi and Michael A. Gerber and Michael H. Gewitz and Lloyd Y. Tani and J. Christopher Burns and Stanford T. Shulman and Ann F. Bolger and Patricia Ferrieri and Robert S. Baltimore and Walter R. Wilson and Larry Baddour and M. Levison and Thomas J. Pallasch and Donald A. Falace and Kathryn A. Taubert},
Background—Kawasaki disease is an acute self-limited vasculitis of childhood that is characterized by fever, bilateral nonexudative conjunctivitis, erythema of the lips and oral mucosa, changes in the extremities, rash, and cervical lymphadenopathy. Coronary artery aneurysms or ectasia develop in 15% to 25% of untreated children and may lead to ischemic heart disease or sudden death. Methods and Results—A multidisciplinary committee of experts was convened to revise the American Heart… CONTINUE READING
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