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Kawasaki disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
  • Kawasaki syndrome
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Treatment

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How might Kawasaki disease be treated?

Intravenous gamma globulin is the standard treatment for Kawasaki disease and is administered in high doses. Children with Kawasaki disease usually greatly improve within 24 hours of treatment with IV gamma globulin. Aspirin is often given in combination with the IV gamma globulin as part of the treatment plan.[1]
Last updated: 6/30/2016

References
  1. Starkebaum GA. Kawasaki disease. MedlinePlus. April 20, 2013; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000989.htm.


Management Guidelines

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Kawasaki disease. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
  • The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. Although these projects may not conduct studies on humans, you may want to contact the investigators to learn more. To search for studies, enter the disease name in the "Text Search" box. Then click "Submit Query".
Other Names for this Disease
  • Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
  • Kawasaki syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.