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

Utility of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in the Diagnosis and Management of Acute-Phase Adult-Onset Kawasaki Disease

A Japanese paper describing the use of CCTA to support Kawasaki Disease diagnosis.

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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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The emergence of Kawasaki Disease in India and China

Diagnosis and management of Kawasaki Disease in developing countries

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Management of Kawasaki Disease in adults

This review addresses gaps in the current knowledge of the disease and its optimal treatment, differences in the AHA and JCS guidelines, targets for future research and obstacles to transition of care from adolescence into adulthood.

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Corticosteroid therapy in Kawasaki Disease

This study suggests that corticosteroids combined with IVIG as initial therapy for KD showed a more protective effect against CAA, compared with conventional IVIG therapy, and the efficacy was more pronounced in the high-risk patient group.

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

AHA 2017 recommendations provide updated and best evidence-based guidance to healthcare providers who diagnose and manage Kawasaki disease, but clinical decision making should be individualized to specific patient circumstances.

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Kawasaki Disease – Pearls and Pitfalls

An article on the diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki Disease.

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Dermatologic Manifestations of Kawasaki Disease

This paper explores the acute dermatologic manifestations of Kawasaki Disease

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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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FOAM, Medical Education

This fantastic clinical learning resource (click here to access the resource link) has been shared with full consent of the patients family as obtained by the resource developers, ASKSNIFF who together with Dr Damian Roland (@Damian_Roland) have given Societi permission to provide a link here for clinicians visiting our site. Presenting Complaint:  A 3 year old boy presents […]

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Safety and efficacy of warfarin plus aspirin combination therapy for giant coronary artery aneurysm secondary to Kawasaki Disease: a meta-analysis.

This study compared the safety and efficacy of warfarin plus aspirin versus aspirin alone

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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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