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Steroids for Kawasaki disease

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Standard initial treatment for Kawasaki disease in the USA is a single dose of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) 2 gm/kg plus aspirin 80–100 mg/kg/day. The role of steroid treatment is controversial. Steroids have been used either as initial therapy or as rescue therapy after failure of IVIG and aspirin. Most studies …

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