39% of babies diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease develop serious heart damage

Key Messages

  • Kawasaki Disease is the #1 cause of acquired heart disease in children in most continents
  • In the UK & Ireland, research shows 39% of infants with Kawasaki Disease develop coronary artery aneurysms, even when treated
  • Children’s risk of heart damage from Kawasaki Disease in the UK & Ireland is currently among the highest recorded globally
  • UK treatment times for Kawasaki Disease are still too slow, study finds
  • Outcomes from Kawasaki Disease in the UK remain unchanged since the 1990s