Revised recommendations of the Italian Society of Pediatrics about the general management of Kawasaki disease

Giovanni Corsello, Maria Cristina Maggio, Andrea Taddio, Rosa Maria Dellepiane, Paolo Palma, Aurelio Secinaro, Donato Rigante, Isabella Tarissi De Jacobis, Maya El Hachem, Elisabetta Cortis, Patrizia Salice, Marco Cattalini, Alessandro Rimini, Alessandra Marchesi, Fabio Cardinale, Rolando Cimaz, Alberto Villani, Angelo Ravelli, Andrea De Zorzi

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Abstract

Aim of these revised recommendations for the general management of Kawasaki disease is to encourage its prompter recognition and warrant the most appropriate therapy, based on ascertained scientific data, raising awareness of the complications related to misdiagnosis or delayed treatment. A set of 20 synthetic operative statements is herein provided, including the definition of Kawasaki disease, its protean presentations, clinical course and seminal treatment modalities of all disease phases. The application of these recommendations should improve prognosis of Kawasaki disease and prevent the progression to permanent vascular abnormalities, thereby diminishing morbidity and mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-27
Number of pages12
JournalTHE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Volume47
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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