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Kawasaki disease: an evidence based approach to diagnosis, treatment, and proposals for future research
  1. P A Brogan1,
  2. A Bose2,
  3. D Burgner3,
  4. D Shingadia2,
  5. R Tulloh4,
  6. C Michie5,
  7. N Klein1,
  8. R Booy2,
  9. M Levin3,
  10. M J Dillon1
  1. 1Nephrourology Department, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  2. 2Academic Department of Child Health, Royal London Hospital, Whitechaple, London E1 1BB, UK
  3. 3Department of Paedietrics, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine, London W2 1PG, UK
  4. 4Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Guy's Hospital, St Thomes' Street, London SE1 9RT, UK
  5. 5Department of Paedietrics, Ealing Hospital, Uxbridge Road, Southall, Middlesex UB1 3EW, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr P A Brogan, Nephrourology Department, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N, UK;


This article proposes a clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki disease in the UK based on the best available evidence to date, and highlights areas of practice where evidence is anecdotal or based on retrospective data. Future research as proposed by the London Kawasaki Disease Research Group is outlined, and clinicians are invited to prospectively enrol their suspected cases into this collaborative research project.

  • Kawasaki disease
  • fever
  • rash
  • lymphadenopathy
  • Kawasaki disease
  • fever
  • rash
  • lymphadenopathy
  • CAA, coronary artery aneurysm
  • IVIG, intravenous immunoglobulin
  • KD, Kawasaki disease
  • KDRG, Kawasaki Disease Research Group
  • RCT, randomised controlled trial

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