Importance of C-reactive protein level in predicting non-response to additional intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in children with Kawasaki disease: a retrospective study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy in the acute stage of Kawasaki disease (KD; mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is the treatment of first choice for preventing the development of coronary artery lesions (CALs). Failure of initial treatment with IVIG remains the most consistent risk factor for CALs. However, there are few reports on… (More)

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