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Six principal symptoms and coronary artery sequelae in Kawasaki disease.
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PMID:  19419505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The relationship between coronary artery sequelae due to Kawasaki disease and the six principal symptoms associated with the latter are still unknown. METHODS: Among the 16,952 patients reported in the 17th nationwide survey on Kawasaki disease, 14,068 were found to have definite and typical cases with five or six principal symptoms. The proportions of coronary artery aneurysms including dilatation of the artery were compared between the patient group with six symptoms and that with five. RESULTS: Percentages for those with all six symptoms (7223) were 4.7% for coronary dilatations (i.e. small aneurysms), 1.7% for coronary aneurysms (i.e. middle-sized aneurysms), and 0.42% for giant coronary aneurysms (i.e. large aneurysms) 1 month after onset, whereas for those with five symptoms (6,845), the corresponding percentages were 4.1%, 1.4%, and 0.22%, respectively. For overall observation, the odds ratios were 1.44, 1.28, and 1.70 for the three types of aneurysm, respectively. For male patients, all the odds ratios were >1.0, and some were significant. In contrast, odds ratios <1.0 were observed among those with six symptoms in some subgroups among female patients despite the lack of significance. CONCLUSIONS: Because odds ratios were elevated - especially for male patients with Kawasaki disease - with all six principal symptoms, patients with the six symptoms are more problematic for coronary sequelae among the definite cases, although there was not a specific symptom for the sequelae.
Yosikazu Nakamura; Mayumi Yashiro; Atsuko Sadakane; Yasuko Aoyama; Izumi Oki; Ritei Uehara; Hiroshi Yanagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-03-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-05     Completed Date:  2010-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Coronary Aneurysm / epidemiology*,  pathology
Dilatation, Pathologic
Health Surveys
Infant, Newborn
Japan / epidemiology
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index

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