Kawasaki disease: Guidelines of the Italian Society of Pediatrics, part i - Definition, epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical expression and management of the acute phase

Alessandra Marchesi, Isabella Tarissi De Jacobis, Donato Rigante, Alessandro Rimini, Walter Malorni, Giovanni Corsello, Grazia Bossi, Sabrina Buonuomo, Fabio Cardinale, Elisabetta Cortis, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Andrea De Zorzi, Marzia Duse, Domenico Del Principe, Rosa Maria Dellepiane, Livio D'Isanto, Maya El Hachem, Susanna Esposito, Fernanda Falcini, Ugo GiordanoMaria Cristina Maggio, Savina Mannarino, Gianluigi Marseglia, Silvana Martino, Giulia Marucci, Rossella Massaro, Christian Pescosolido, Donatella Pietraforte, Maria Cristina Pietrogrande, Patrizia Salice, Aurelio Secinaro, Elisabetta Straface, Alberto Villani

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Abstract

The primary purpose of these practical guidelines related to Kawasaki disease (KD) is to contribute to prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment on the basis of different specialists' contributions in the field. A set of 40 recommendations is provided, divided in two parts: the first describes the definition of KD, its epidemiology, etiopathogenetic hints, presentation, clinical course and general management, including treatment of the acute phase, through specific 23 recommendations. Their application is aimed at improving the rate of treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin and the overall potential development of coronary artery abnormalities in KD. Guidelines, however, should not be considered a norm that limits treatment options of pediatricians and practitioners, as treatment modalities other than those recommended may be required as a result of peculiar medical circumstances, patient's condition, and disease severity or complications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2018

Keywords

  • Aspirin
  • Children
  • Coronary artery abnormalities
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Kawasaki disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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