Kawasaki Disease Management

We’re working to share knowledge and best practice, evidence based information.

Why?  Because Societi research and our conversations with clinicians across the UK have revealed sometimes inconsistent management approaches to both acute Kawasaki Disease and long term management  / clinical care arrangements.

Useful Resources and Research

Failure to Predict High-Risk Kawasaki Disease Patients in a Population-Based Study Cohort in Germany. – PubMed – NCBI

Do the Kobayashi, Egami and Sano scores or application of up-to-date statistical methods (Random Forest) predict response to standard IVIG therapy and the risk of persistent CAA in patients with KD in a mainly Caucasian population in Germany?

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Retrospective study of the impact of unrecognised Kawasaki Disease, coronary aneurysm and ectasia

As the first UK study to characterise the angiographic prevalence of Kawasaki Disease, both aneurysm and ectasia were observed with a relatively low frequency. However, their presence is associated with high-risk acute ischaemic presentations. Furthermore, we demonstrated a poor level of reporting of coronary abnormalities and advocate an increased awareness of Kawasaki disease and coronary […]

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NHS Improvement Service – Patient Safety Alert – Stage One Warning

NHS Improvement Service – Patient Safety Alert – Stage One Warning

This is a patient safety alert issued in May 2016 to all NHS Trusts in England. It asked for action from all providers of NHS funded care to assess and act on risks re failure to recognise acute coronary syndromes in Kawasaki Disease patients.

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Acute Cardiovascular Management of Patients with previous Kawasaki Disease – NHS London Guidance

This guidance identifies risk factors, introduces the requirement for a person-specific protocol, and notes the need to ensure life-long follow up for those patients with coronary artery injury by a cardiology team with specialist interest in Kawasaki Disease.

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2013 UK Management of Kawasaki Disease

This paper sets out the UK recommended guidance for patient management and clinical care for acute Kawasaki Disease and indicates long term care needs, together with summarising recent advances in the understanding of KD pathogenesis and therapeutics.

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Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart

Kawasaki disease is an acute vasculitis of childhood that leads to coronary artery aneurysms in ≈25% of untreated cases. It has been reported worldwide and is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in developed countries.

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Dermatologic Manifestations of Kawasaki Disease

Dermatologic Manifestations of Kawasaki Disease

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Kawasaki Disease – Pearls and Pitfalls

An article on the diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki Disease.

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