Research links and articles with a focus on the acute treatment of Kawasaki Disease
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?
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
The emergence of Kawasaki Disease in India and China
Diagnosis and management of Kawasaki Disease in developing countries
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.
Dissecting Kawasaki disease: a state-of-the-art review
A discussion paper on Kawasaki Disease which concludes that many aspects of KD remain unknown, although there is growing knowledge on the etiology
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.