Kawasaki syndrome hospitalizations in the United States, 1997 and 2000.

  title={Kawasaki syndrome hospitalizations in the United States, 1997 and 2000.},
  author={Robert C. Holman and Aaron T. Curns and Ermias D. Belay and Claudia A. Steiner and Lawrence B. Schonberger},
  volume={112 3 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and describe the epidemiologic characteristics of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) among children in the United States. METHODS Hospital discharge records with a KS diagnosis among patients <18 years of age were obtained from the 1997 and 2000 Kids' Inpatient Database and weighted to estimate the number and rate of KS-associated hospitalizations for the United States. RESULTS In 2000, approximately 4248 hospitalizations associated with KS occurred in the United… CONTINUE READING


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