Kinetics of Serum Immunoglobulins in Kawasaki Disease: Are They Predictors for Coronary Outcome?


Background: Immunoglobulins(Ig), such as IgA, have been found in affected coronary arteries in Kawasaki Disease(KD). Changes in Ig may reflect the development of coronary artery lesions(CAL). Objectives: To characterize changes in serum Ig during the course of KD and to determine whether Ig were predictive of coronary outcome. Methods: 243 KD pts(1995-2001… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-200301000-00159