Failure to Predict High-Risk Kawasaki Disease Patients in a Population-Based Study Cohort in Germany. – PubMed – NCBI

Jakob A, von Kries R, Horstmann 3, Hufnagel M, Stiller B, Berner R, Schachinger E, Meyer K, Obermeier V.

January 2018

This paper considers whether Kobayashi, Egami and Sano scores or application of up-to-date statistical methods (Random Forest) predict responses to standard IVIG therapy and the risk of persistent coronary artery aneurysms in patients with Kawasaki Disease in a mainly Caucasian population in Germany. The paper concludes that none of the available scores appears to be appropriate for identifying high-risk Caucasian children with KD who might need intensified therapy.

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