Kawasaki disease

Coronary artery lesions in Kawasaki disease are related to gene polymorphismsThe risk of coronary artery lesions (CALs) in Kawasaki disease (KD) is related to CYP2E1 gene polymorphisms, a study from Taiwan confirmed.
CARDIOLOGY: Critical cardiac problemsIdentifying “Critical Cardiac Problems Commonly Missed in Office Practice” involves recognizing red flags that indicate a need for greater scrutiny, said Kevin M. Shannon, MD, FAAP.
Boy’s lymphadenopathy leads to acute heart failureYou are the night float senior on inpatient hospital service when you receive a transfer from an outside hospital of a 5-year-old Hispanic male who presented with 2 days of fever, unilateral neck swelling with torticollis, and neck pain.
Infliximab promising for treatment of Kawasaki diseaseInfliximab, a monoclonal antibody, may be an effective treatment for children with Kawasaki disease, results of a recent study suggest.
Kawasaki shows a seasonal preferenceIt seems that far more cases of Kawasaki disease occur in the winter than at any other time during the year, new research finds.