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We found limited information on the management of Kawasaki disease specifically in adults, however you may find the following articles to be helpful:
In the article listed above by Dauphin C. et al. the authors describe that of the five adult patients with Kawasaki disease who were treated, all progressed favorably after a course of immunoglobulins. In addition, in the article by Sève P. et al., the authors comment that 'although adult KD often was diagnosed after the acute phase, when a significant beneficial effect from gammaglobulin infusion could not be expected, this treatment did appear to shorten the course of the disease.'
Dauphin C. et al., Kawasaki disease is also a disease of adults: report of six cases. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss [serial online]. 2007;100(5):439-447.
Sève P, Stankovic K, Smail A, Durand DV, Marchand G, and Broussolle C. Adult Kawasaki disease: report of two cases and literature review. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2005;34(6):785-792.
Sève P, Bui-Xuan C, Charhon A, and Broussolle C. Adult Kawasaki disease. Rev Med Interne [serial online]. 2003;24(9):577-584.
- Kawasaki disease. MedlinePlus. 2006; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000989.htm. Accessed 10/3/2008.
- Dauphin C. et al.,. Kawasaki disease is also a disease of adults: report of six cases. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss . 2007; 100(5):439-447.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- Freeman AF, Shulman ST. Kawasaki Disease: Summary of the American Heart Association Guidelines. Am Fam Physician 2006;74:1141-50.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Kawasaki syndrome. 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".