Adult Kawasaki Disease

A Case of Complete Adult-Onset Kawasaki Disease: A Review of Pathogenesis and Classification

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis that occurs primarily in children and rarely in adults, possibly after bacterial or viral infections in genetically susceptible hosts. KD may freq

Kawasaki Disease in Adults: Report of 10 Cases

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute multisystemic vasculitis occurring predominantly in children and rarely in adults. Diagnosis is made clinically using diagnostic guidelines; no specific test is available.…

The Adult After Kawasaki Disease

Under what circumstances should a transient childhood illness be considered a lifelong potential cardiac risk factor? Do all patients who have had Kawasaki disease (KD) require special follow-up, intermittent cardiac testing, and preventive measures beyond the American Heart Association (AHA)

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart Association

Background: Kawasaki disease is an acute vasculitis of childhood that leads to coronary artery aneurysms in ≈25% of untreated cases. It has been reported worldwide and is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in developed countries. Methods and Results: To revise the previous Ameri…