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Is it Kawasaki disease?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11036811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atypical cases of KD are common (up to 10% of the total) and the diagnosis should be considered without the full complement of diagnostic criteria. The risk of coronary dilation is high if IVIG is not given. Administration of IVIG is effective at preventing aneurysms, if given early. The high-risk groups for coronary artery disease are infants younger than 6 months of age and older children with very high platelet counts, high ESR and fever persisting for more than 2 weeks.
P McMaster; S Cooper; D Isaacs
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-02     Completed Date:  2001-02-02     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Aneurysm / ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Lymphatic Diseases / diagnosis
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / diagnosis*
Comment In:
J Paediatr Child Health. 2001 Apr;37(2):210   [PMID:  11405193 ]

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