Kawasaki Disease Research Links
We are building what we wish to be the most comprehensive on line research resource relevant to our UK community, for clinicians. That’s an ambition we’ll keep working towards – adding to the information here as often as possible.
If there are key papers that you think it is important that we have links to, please do contact us and we will add them. If you are working on research into Kawasaki Disease and want to promote that here – or discuss it with us, please get in touch. If you’d like us to post information from your organisation on our website, links to relevant papers or articles, please contact us.
All Research Links
Lifetime cardiovascular management of patients with previous Kawasaki Disease
Increasing numbers of patients who suffered Kawasaki Disease in childhood are transitioning to the care of adult services where there is significantly less awareness and experience of the condition than in paediatric services. The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the long-term management of patients who have vascular complications of Kawasaki Disease […]
Kawasaki Disease: a prospective population survey in the UK and Ireland from 2013 to 2015
Kawasaki Disease is an increasingly common vasculitis with risk of coronary artery aneurysms. The last UK survey was in 1990. Current epidemiology, treatment patterns and complication rates are unknown. The aim of this study, undertaken across the UK and Ireland, was to address this knowledge gap.
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.
Predictors of intravenous immunoglobulin-resistant Kawasaki disease in children: a meta-analysis of 4442 cases
Predictors of intravenous immunoglobulin-resistant Kawasaki disease
Kawasaki disease: New info to enhance our index of suspicion
Every clinician needs a high index of suspicion. This paper contains new information to enhance it.
How to spot zebras – Kawasaki Disease
‘When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras’ – the old adage is well-known to GPs but what should you do when faced with a zebra, not a horse?
Giant coronary artery aneurysms in a 12-week-old infant with incomplete Kawasaki disease
The importance of considering Kawasaki Disease early in the differential diagnosis.
Kawasaki Disease in the neonate: case report and literature review
Incomplete Kawasaki Disease in the Neonate – Case report of Kawasaki Disease in a 15 DAY old boy.
Failure to Predict High-Risk Kawasaki Disease Patients in a Population-Based Study Cohort in Germany. – PubMed – NCBI
This paper looks at scoring methods to predict responses to IVIG therapy in a Caucasian population
Retrospective study of the impact of unrecognised Kawasaki Disease, coronary aneurysm and ectasia
The first UK study to retrospectively review and characterise the angiographic prevalence of Kawasaki Disease