Epidemiological particularities of Kawasaki disease in Luxembourg over the past decade: focus on infants under 12 months

Fanny Kubat, Armand Biver, Kerstin Wagner, Isabel De La Fuente Garcia Published in the journal : September 2017 Category : Cardiologie pédiatrique

Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Its incidence is underestimated in infants aged less than 1 year. In this population, clinical manifestations are atypical. The diagnosis should therefore be suspected in infants with persistent fever, even if not all clinical signs are present, in order to avoid delaying the diagnosis and treatment and prevent harmful cardiovascular consequences. Echocardiography is a helpful diagnostic tool and should be performed promptly in case of Kawasaki disease suspicion.

Key Words

Kawasaki disease, incidence, infant, coronary arteries, intravenous immunoglobulin

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