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Preventing Long-Term Cardiac Damage in Pediatric Patients With Kawasaki Disease.

Authors
  • Williams, Kelly
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
Publication Date
2017
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
196–202
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.07.009
PMID: 27592169
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Kawasaki disease is currently the leading cause of long-term cardiac damage in pediatric patients in the United States. Kawasaki disease is diagnosed based on symptomatology and by ruling out other etiology. There is a significant need for an improved, standardized treatment protocol for patients diagnosed with Kawasaki disease and a more rapid initiation of treatment for these patients. Decreasing the cardiac damage caused by Kawasaki disease with timely diagnosis and treatment needs be a principal goal.

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