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An observational study on peripheral blood eosinophilia in incomplete Kawasaki disease.
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PMID:  22306569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the peripheral blood eosinophilia (PBE) in the acute stage of incomplete Kawasaki disease (iKD). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with iKD (median age; 31.5 months, range; 7-88 months) and 25 with complete Kawasaki disease (cKD) (median age; 37 months, range; 9-140 months) were evaluated between 2004 and 2010 from İzmir Dr. Behçet Uz Children's Hospital records retrospectively. We determined the eosinophil counts and rates from the complete blood count in two study groups before the IVIG treatment and 30 febrile age-matched controls and 30 control cases with congenital heart disease (control Group 1 and 2 respectively). Kruskal-Wallis test was performed in detecting the differences of eosinophil rates and counts between four subgroups. RESULTS: In iKD group, the mean value of eosinophil rates and median value of eosinophil counts were 4.39±2.5% and 377 cells/mm3, respectively, which did not significantly different with cKD group (mean eosinophil rates; 5.47±4.8% and median eosinophil counts 525 cells/mm3) (p>0.05). The median values of eosinophil cell counts and mean value of eosinophil rates were 220 cell/mm3 and 2.83±2.65% in the control group 1 and 165 cell/mm3 and 1.63±1.43% in the control Group 2 respectively, which were statistically significant lower compared to both study groups (p< 0.001). CONCLUSION: The rate of PBE was found significantly higher in iKD patients compared to the controls. Since the diagnosis of iKD is difficult, unexplained eosinophilia may be helpful in the presence of suggestive clinical findings of KD.
Taliha Oner; Murat Muhtar Yılmazer; Barış Güven; Ilker Devrim; Ozgül Vupa Cilengiroğlu; Savaş Demirpençe; Timur Meşe; Vedide Tavlı; Ayça Vitrinel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1308-0032     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101095069     Medline TA:  Anadolu Kardiyol Derg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Clinic of Pediatric Cardiology, İzmir Dr. Behçet Uz Children's Hospital, İzmir-Turkey.
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