Outcomes of Kawasaki Disease in Families

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  •   Toshimasa Nakada

Abstract

An epidemiological study showed that a positive family history of Kawasaki disease (KD) was a risk factor for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy resistance, coronary artery lesions (CALs), and KD recurrence. However, real-world outcomes of KD patients with a family history remain unclear. The objective of this study was to elucidate the outcomes of KD patients with a family history in the era of 2 g/kg IVIG therapy. This retrospective study included data from 201 KD patients who underwent acute-phase treatment from January 2009 to June 2020, with 184 (91.5%) receiving 2 g/kg IVIG therapy. The patients were divided into 13 (family group) with and 188 (nonfamily group) without a family history of KD. The rates of IVIG resistance (8.3% vs. 22.1%, P = 0.315), rescue therapy (8.3% vs. 12.8%, P = 1.000), CALs (0.0% vs. 2.7%, P = 1.000), and KD recurrence (0.0% vs. 3.2%, P = 1.000) were similar between the family and nonfamily groups.


Keywords: Family, Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, Kawasaki disease, Outcomes.

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Nakada, T. (2020). Outcomes of Kawasaki Disease in Families. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(5). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.5.494