Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and serum amyloid-A late after Kawasaki disease: association between inflammation and late coronary sequelae in Kawasaki disease.

@article{Mitani2005ElevatedLO,
  title={Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and serum amyloid-A late after Kawasaki disease: association between inflammation and late coronary sequelae in Kawasaki disease.},
  author={Yoshihide Mitani and Hirofumi Sawada and Hidetoshi Hayakawa and Kenzo Aoki and Hiroyuki Ohashi and Masahiko Matsumura and Kenji Kuroe and Hideto Shimpo and Masataka Nakano and Yoshihiro Komada},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={38-43}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary sequelae that persist after Kawasaki disease (KD) have been associated with obstructive changes of the lesions and coronary vascular events in adolescents and young adults. However, little is known about the association between sequelae late after KD and inflammatory markers, which are potential mediators and markers for atherogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS Cross-sectional study was performed to test the hypothesis that coronary sequelae are associated with elevated levels… CONTINUE READING