Kawasaki Disease

Current Understanding of the Mechanism and Evidence-Based Treatment

  • Ben Tsutomu Saji
  • Jane W. Newburger
  • Jane C. Burns
  • Masato Takahashi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kei Takahashi, Toshiaki Oharaseki, Yuki Yokouchi, Yoshinori Enomoto
      Pages 17-22
    3. Anne H. Rowley, Stanford T. Shulman, Jan M. Orenstein
      Pages 39-44
    4. Trang T. Duong, Rae S. M. Yeung
      Pages 45-51
    5. Jane C. Burns, Daniel R. Cayan
      Pages 53-57
    6. Ming-Tai Lin, Mei-Hwan Wu
      Pages 59-63
  3. Epidemiology

  4. Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jane W. Newburger
      Pages 97-101
    3. Tohru Kobayashi
      Pages 181-185
    4. Hiroyuki Suzuki
      Pages 187-194
    5. Tohru Kobayashi
      Pages 195-198
    6. Shinichi Takatsuki, Kazuyoshi Saito, Fukiko Ichida, Tsutomu Saji
      Pages 231-237
    7. Seiichiro Takeshita, Takashi Kanai, Yoichi Kawamura
      Pages 239-244
  5. Diagnosis and Examinations

  6. Catheter Intervention and Surgery

  7. Follow-Up Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419

About this book


This book provides the most up-to-date information on the clinical research into and medical management of Kawasaki Disease, and opens the door for new pathological insights. Its nearly 50 sections cover basic research, genetic backgrounds, bacterial and biological evidence, and medical treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin, steroids, and recent anti-cytokine approaches. It offers an invaluable resource for general pediatricians, pediatric and adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, infectious disease specialists, pediatric rheumatologists, epidemiologists, and basic researchers in these disciplines.


Kawasaki Disease MLNS Vasculitis Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome Pediatric Cardiology Kawasaki syndrome Lymph node syndrome KD IVIG non-responder

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Tsutomu Saji
    • 1
  • Jane W. Newburger
    • 2
  • Jane C. Burns
    • 3
  • Masato Takahashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Advanced and Integrated Cardiovascular Research Course in the Young and AdolescenceToho UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Boston Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical School, Department of CardiologyBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s HospitalUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineLa JollaUSA
  4. 4.Heart Center Seattle Childrens HospitalSeattleUSA

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