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Recognition of a Kawasaki disease shock syndrome.

Authors
  • Kanegaye, John T
  • Wilder, Matthew S
  • Molkara, Delaram
  • Frazer, Jeffrey R
  • Pancheri, Joan
  • Tremoulet, Adriana H
  • Watson, Virginia E
  • Best, Brookie M
  • Burns, Jane C
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
April 2009
Volume
123
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2008-1871
PMID: 19403470
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Kawasaki disease shock syndrome is associated with more-severe laboratory markers of inflammation and greater risk of coronary artery abnormalities, mitral regurgitation, and prolonged myocardial dysfunction. These patients may be resistant to immunoglobulin therapy and require additional antiinflammatory treatment.

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