Epidemiologic features of Kawasaki disease in Taiwan, 2003-2006.

  title={Epidemiologic features of Kawasaki disease in Taiwan, 2003-2006.},
  author={W Luke Huang and L M Huang and I-shou Chang and L Z Chang and Bor-Luen Chiang and Pei-Jer Chen and M. -H. Wu and Hung-chi Lue and Chun-Yun Lee},
  volume={123 3},
OBJECTIVE Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide. This study characterizes the epidemiology of Kawasaki disease in Taiwan between 2003 and 2006. METHODS Using Taiwan's 2003-2006 national health insurance claims, we investigated the epidemiologic features of Kawasaki disease (ICD-9-CM code 446.1) and coronary artery aneurysm formation (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code 414.11) and compared the… CONTINUE READING