Pediatrics International

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Edited By: Atsushi Manabe

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Online ISSN: 1442-200X

Virtual Issue: Kawasaki Disease (Updated March 2017)

Kawasaki Disease (KD) was first described by Professor Tomisaku Kawasaki, a Japanese pediatrician, almost 40 years ago. KD is an acute systemic vasculitis that affects mainly infants and children and is a major cause of acquired heart disease in developed countries. The cause of the disease is still unknown. The combination of high-dose immunoglobulin and aspirin is known to reduce the occurrence of coronary artery abnormality, which is one of the major complications of KD; however, approximately 20% of patients have persistent or recurrent fever and additional treatment is needed for such patients. Corticosteroids have been used for KD for a long time without verification of the effects and this year Dr Tohru Kobayashi, a Japanese pediatrician, finally showed that corticosteroids decreased the incidence of coronary disease in patients with high-risk features by conducting a randomized study (Lancet 2012; 379:1613-20). In order to celebrate this accomplishment, we have planned a virtual issue of the journal dedicated to KD

Atsushi Manabe, MD.

Afebrile Kawasaki disease with coronary artery dilatation
Atsunori Yoshino, Risa Tanaka,

Guidelines for medical treatment of acute Kawasaki disease: Report of the Research Committee of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (2012 revised version)
Research Committee of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Committee for Development of Guidelines for Medical Treatment of Acute Kawasaki Disease

Revision of diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki disease (the 5th revised edition)
Mamoru Ayusawa, Tomoyoshi Sonobe, et al.

Lack of an association between E-selectin gene polymorphisms and risk of Kawasaki disease
Toshihiko Shirakawa, Kazuyuki Ikeda, et al.

Immunoglobulin resistance in Kawasaki disease with chronic granulomatous disease
Mitsuru Tsuge, Yusuke Shigemitsu, et al.

Management of acute myocardial dysfunction with disturbed consciousness due to Kawasaki disease
Etsuko Tsuda, Takamichi Uchiyama, et al.

Rate, associated factors and outcomes of recurrence of Kawasaki disease in Ontario, Canada
Nita Chahal, Zeeshanefatema Somji, et al.

Long-term efficacy of plasma exchange treatment for refractory Kawasaki disease
Tatsunori Hokosaki, Masaaki Mori, et al.

Kawasaki disease patients with six principal symptoms have a high risk of being a non-responder
Yuichi Nomura, Michiko Arata, et al.

Expanding coronary aneurysm in the late phase of Kawasaki disease
Manatomo Toyono, Shunsuke Shimada, et al.

Arthritis associated with Kawasaki disease: MRI findings and serum matrix metalloproteinase-3 profiles
Gaku Izumi, Masashi Narugami, et al.

Increased plasma type B natriuretic peptide in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease
Shintaro Kishimoto, Kenji Suda, et al.

Intravenous immune globulin plus corticosteroids in refractory Kawasaki disease
Toshiaki Jibiki, Izumi Kato, et al.

Parents with a history of Kawasaki disease whose child also had the same disease
Ritei Uehara, Mayumi Yashiro, et al.

Development of Kawasaki syndrome in autoimmune neutropenia after treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
Kentaro Ueno, Yuichi Nomura, et al.

Syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone in Kawasaki disease
Jiro Mori, Masaru Miura, et al.

Kawasaki disease coincident with influenza A H1N1/09 infection
Archana V Joshi, Kelsey DJ Jones, et al.

Epidemiological features of Kawasaki disease in Korea, 2006-2008
Yong Won Park, Ji Whan Han, et al.

Standard method for ultrasound imaging of coronary artery in children
Shigeto Fuse, Tohru Kobayashi, et al.

Repeated systematic surveillance of Kawasaki disease in Ontario from 1995 to 2006
Yahui T. Lin, Cedric Manlhiot, et al.

Case-control study of giant coronary aneurysms due to Kawasaki disease: The 19th nationwide survey
Daisuke Sudo, Yoshiro Monobe, et al.

Imbalance of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma and adiponectin predisposes Kawasaki disease patients to developing atherosclerosis
Hideo Fukunaga, Masahiko Kishiro, et al.

Marker of T-cell activation is elevated in refractory Kawasaki disease
Hiroyuki Suzuki, Tomohiro Suenaga, et al.

High prevalence of antibodies against Bartonella henselae with cervical lymphadenopathy in children
Takeshi Asano, Kunihiko Ichiki, et al.

Six patients with Kawasaki disease showing retropharyngeal low-density areas on computed tomography
Yuki Ueda, Yoshinori Saita, et al.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of tumor necrosis factor α-308 polymorphism and Kawasaki disease
Sakda Arj-Ong, Ammarin Thakkinstian, et al.

Congenital atresia of left main coronary artery followed up for ages as a sequela of Kawasaki disease
Hideto Furuyama, Yoshikazu Kinugawa, et al.

Incomplete Kawasaki disease in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease
Jun Muneuchi, Masataka Ishimura, et al.

Isolated abducens palsy in adolescent girl with Kawasaki disease
Baris Guven, Vedide Tavli, et al.

Immunoglobulin A deficiency and Kawasaki disease
Anne H. Rowley and Masaru Miura

Axillary cellulitis as a manifestation of Kawasaki disease
Yuki Kuroiwa, Reiki Oyanagi, et al.

Pyuria is not always sterile in children with Kawasaki disease
Sheng-Ling Jan, Meng-Che Wu, et al.