Current issues in Kawasaki disease

HIROHISA KATO, TOSHIRO HARA, OSAMU INOUE, NOBORU SATO, TEIJI AKAGI, TETSU SUGIMURA

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Abstract

The most important clinical aspect of Kawasaki disease is the cardiovascular problems. This article reports on the cardiovascular spectrum in acute Kawasaki disease, analysis of myocardial infarction and fatal cases, a follow‐up study on the natural history of coronary artery lesions, long‐term cardiovascular problems including premature atherosclerosis, problems in the adult cardiology and the treatment of acute Kawasaki disease. The etiology and pathogenesis of this disease are still unknown. Current hypotheses and leading studies on the etiology and the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease are also reviewed. 1993 Japan Pediatric Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-471
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics International
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kawasaki disease
  • coronary aneurysm
  • cytokine
  • gamma globulin
  • myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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