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Review Articles from PubMed
The etiology of Kawasaki disease (KD), the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children, is currently unknown. Epidemiology supports a relationship of KD to an infectious disease. Several pathological mechanisms are being considered, including a superantigen response, direct ...
The exact classification of Kawasaki disease (KD) has been debated. Infectious disease specialists have claimed it as an infection with a classic immune responses to an as yet unidentified pathogen that localizes to the coronary arteries. Others have favored an autoreactive hypothesis ...
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Research Articles from PubMed
To investigate association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms of endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) gene and the risk of Kawasaki disease (KD) in a Chinese children. Methods: A total of 103 KD patients including 23 patients with coronary artery lesions (CAL) and 158 ...
Extremes of age is an important risk factor for the development of coronary arteries aneurysms (CAAs) associated to Kawasaki disease (KD) along with male gender, prolonged fever and a delay in diagnosis or treatment.
Facial nerve palsy (FNP) is one of the rare neurologic symptoms of Kawasaki disease (KD), associated with a higher incidence of coronary arteries lesions and may be an indicator of more severe disease.