Long term impacts
Retrospective study of the impact of unrecognised Kawasaki Disease, coronary aneurysm and ectasia
This is the first UK study to retrospectively review and characterise the angiographic prevalence of Kawasaki Disease. In doing so, both aneurysm and ectasia were observed with a relatively low frequency. However, their presence is associated with high-risk acute ischaemic presentations. A poor level of reporting of coronary abnormalities is reported and the authors advocate […]
Kawasaki Disease Increases the Incidence of Myopia
The prevalence of myopia has rapidly increased in recent decades and has led to a considerable global public health concern.
Breastfeeding and Risk of Kawasaki Disease: A Nationwide Longitudinal Survey in Japan
Aberrant immune responses are considered to play key roles in KD initiation and breastfeeding can mature immune system in infants. We examined the association between breastfeeding and the development of KD.
Cardiovascular status after Kawasaki Disease in the UK
This study examined circulating endothelial cells (CECs) years after KD. CECs were increased in patients with KD, were highest in those with CAA, but were also elevated in some patients without CAA, compatible with a state of persistent subclinical vasculitis years after the acute disease.
Behaviour sequelae following acute Kawasaki disease
Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis and may affect cerebral function acutely. The aim of the present study was to measure a number of behaviour and social parameters within a cohort of Kawasaki disease patients.