Acute management

Research links and articles with a focus on the acute treatment of Kawasaki Disease

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

Brian W. McCrindle , Anne H. Rowley , Jane W. Newburger , Jane C. Burns , Anne F. Bolger , Michael Gewitz , Annette L. Baker , Mary Anne Jackson , Masato Takahashi , Pinak B. Shah , Tohru Kobayashi , Mei-Hwan Wu , Tsutomu T. Saji , and Elfriede Pahl and On behalf of the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

March 2017

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.