Kawasaki syndrome: the Iranian experience
AbstractExperience with 50 cases of Kawasaki syndrome in the Islamic Republic of Iran is presented. The syndrome occurred mostly in winter and spring with a 2.1:1 male: female ratio. In 72% of cases, the disease occurred between 1 and 5 years of age, and 80% had an antecedent viral or bacterial illness. Eight patients [16%] had microbiological evidence of infection and 19 [38%] had clinical evidence. Five patients had clinical and radiological evidence of sinusitis. Leukocytosis, neutrophilia, bandaemia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, positive C-reactive protein, reversed albumin/globulin ratio and increased antistreptolysin O titre were other indications of infection and inflammation. Male gender, prolonged fever, white blood cell count > 15,000/mm3 and absolute granulocyte count > 10,000/mm3 were significant risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease [10 patients]
Sadeghi, E., Amin, R. & Ajamee, G.H. (2001). Kawasaki syndrome: the Iranian experience. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (1-2), 16-25, 2001 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118982
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (1-2), 16-25, 2001
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