Epidemiologic Features of Kawasaki Disease in Japan: Results of the 2007–2008 Nationwide Survey

  title={Epidemiologic Features of Kawasaki Disease in Japan: Results of the 2007–2008 Nationwide Survey},
  author={Yosikazu Nakamura and Mayumi Yashiro and Ritei Uehara and Atsuko Sadakane and Izumi Chihara and Yasuko Aoyama and Kazuhiko Kotani and Hiroshi Yanagawa},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology},
BACKGROUND The most recent epidemiologic features of Kawasaki disease (KD) are unknown. METHODS The 20th nationwide survey of KD was conducted in 2009, and included patients treated for the disease in 2007 and 2008. Hospitals specializing in pediatrics, and hospitals with pediatric departments and 100 or more beds, were asked to report all patients with KD during the 2 survey years. RESULTS From a total of 1540 departments and hospitals, 23,337 patients (11 581 in 2007 and 11 756 in 2008… CONTINUE READING
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