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.
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