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Kawasaki Disease

Current Understanding of the Mechanism and Evidence-Based Treatment

  • Covers all essential information for clinicians, including basic science and practical treatment

  • Discusses the latest advances using anti-cytokine therapies

  • Compiled by an international team of experts

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  • ISBN: 978-4-431-56039-5
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Table of contents (46 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Histopathological Characteristics of Noncardiac Organs in Kawasaki Disease

      • Kei Takahashi, Toshiaki Oharaseki, Yuki Yokouchi, Yoshinori Enomoto
      Pages 17-22
    3. Pathophysiology of Kawasaki Disease

      • Anne H. Rowley, Stanford T. Shulman, Jan M. Orenstein
      Pages 39-44
    4. Update on Pathogenesis: Lessons Learned from Animal Models of Disease

      • Trang T. Duong, Rae S. M. Yeung
      Pages 45-51
    5. The Climate–KD Link

      • Jane C. Burns, Daniel R. Cayan
      Pages 53-57
    6. Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome

      • Ming-Tai Lin, Mei-Hwan Wu
      Pages 59-63
  3. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Epidemiologic Perspectives

      • Jane C. Burns
      Pages 73-77
  4. Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Overview of Medical Treatment

      • Jane W. Newburger
      Pages 97-101

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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Advanced and Integrated Cardiovascular Research Course in the Young and Adolescence, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan

    Ben Tsutomu Saji

  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiology, Boston, USA

    Jane W. Newburger

  • Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, USA

    Jane C. Burns

  • Heart Center , Seattle Childrens Hospital, Seattle, USA

    Masato Takahashi

About the editors

Dr. Ben Tsutomu Saji, First Department of Pediatrics, Toho University Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. 

Dr. Jane W. Newburger, Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, USA

Dr. Jane C. Burns, Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, USA

Dr. Masato Takahashi, Heart Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Kawasaki Disease

  • Book Subtitle: Current Understanding of the Mechanism and Evidence-Based Treatment

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-56039-5

  • Publisher: Springer Tokyo

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Japan 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-4-431-56037-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-4-431-56761-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-56039-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 552

  • Number of Illustrations: 39 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pediatrics, Cardiology, Immunology

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-4-431-56039-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)