Resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin in children with Kawasaki disease.

  title={Resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin in children with Kawasaki disease.},
  author={Adriana H. Tremoulet and Brookie Manning Dugan Best and Sungchan Song and Susan R Wang and Elena Corinaldesi and Julia R Eichenfield and Danielle Martin and Jane W. Newburger and Jane C. Burns},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={153 1},
OBJECTIVES To explore the increased incidence of intravenous immunoglobulin- (IVIG) resistance among San Diego County patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) in 2006 and to evaluate a scoring system to predict IVIG-resistant patients with KD. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective review of patients with KD treated within 10 days of fever onset. With multivariate analysis, independent predictors of IVIG-resistance were combined into a scoring system. RESULTS In 2006, 38.3% of patients with… CONTINUE READING
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