Warning: fopen(/home/virtual/pediatrics/journal/upload/ip_log/ip_log_2024-06.txt) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/virtual/pediatrics/journal/ip_info/view_data.php on line 82

Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/virtual/pediatrics/journal/ip_info/view_data.php on line 83
Clinical Characteristics of Recurrent Kawasaki Disease

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2004;47(8):879-883.
Published online August 15, 2004.
Clinical Characteristics of Recurrent Kawasaki Disease
Hyun Ji Lee, Ae Ra Cho, Hae Soon Kim, Sejung Sohn
Department of Pediatrics, Ewha Womans University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
가와사끼병의 재발에 관한 임상 고찰
이현지, 조애라, 김혜순, 손세정
이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Hae Soon Kim, Email: hyesk@ewha.ac.kr
Abstract
Purpose
: The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical manifestations and the risk factors of recurrent Kawasaki disease(KD).
Methods
: From March 1995 to June 2003, 14 children with recurrent KD in Ewha Womans University Hospital were retrospectively evaluated by reviewing their admission reports. The clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatment and complications of the recurrent KD group were compared to that of a control group. The control group was admitted once for KD. Also, for the patients in the recurrent KD group, the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatment and complications were compared between an initial and a second episode.
Results
: Among the 561 children with KD, 14 cases(2.4%) were included in the recurrent KD. At the initial episode of recurrent KD group, the sex ratio was 1.3 : 1(male : female) and the mean age was 23?3 months. There were no differences in demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, laboratory results, treatment and complications between the recurrent KD group and control group. The interval between two episodes in the recurrent KD group was 17.9?6.2 months(1-60 months). The total febrile period showed no differences between the two episodes in the recurrent KD group but the febrile period before admission was shorter in the second episode(P=0.02). The clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatment and coronary artery complications were not different in the two episodes of the recurrent KD group.
Conclusion
: There were no predictive clinical characteristics or laboratory findings for recurrent KD. Treatment and coronary artery complications were not different between an initial and a second episode of the recurrent KD.
Key Words: Recurrence, Kawasaki disease


METRICS Graph View
  • 2,925 View
  • 34 Download