Recent developments in Kawasaki disease

@article{Freeman2001RecentDI,
  title={Recent developments in Kawasaki disease},
  author={A. Freeman and S. Shulman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={14},
  pages={357-361}
}
Kawasaki disease is now being recognized as the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in North America and Japan. This review discusses the recent developments and controversies in Kawasaki disease. Increasing evidence has supported an infectious etiology for Kawasaki disease; however, the debate continues as to whether the inflammatory response results from a conventional antigen or a superantigen. Recent immunohistochemistry findings suggest many vascular growth factors then… Expand
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