Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that typically strikes children younger than age 5. It is also known as mucocutaneous lymph node disease. Kawasaki disease is a mysterious illness of unknown cause, although some scientists suspect that the cause may be an infection...
Image: CC/Wiki. Coronary Aneurysm.
1. Five percent of young adults with childhood Kawasaki Disease had persistent coronary aneurysms.
2. Similar rates of acute cardiovascular events at age ≥ 15 years were noted in those with and without childhood Kawasaki Disease.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Kawasaki Disease (KD) affects medium-sized blood...
1. Children with Kawasaki disease treated with a combined regimen of aspirin and intravenous gamma globulin had significantly lower rates of coronary artery aneurysms when compared to those receiving aspirin only.
2. Children treated with the combined regimen had significantly shorter fevers and a greater decrease in inflammatory markers...