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

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

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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
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalTHE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Volume44
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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