The emergence of Kawasaki disease in India and China

Fuyong Jiao, Ankur Kumar Jindal, Vignesh Pandiarajan, Raju Khubchandani, Nutan Kamath, Tapas Sabui, Rakesh Mondal, Priyankar Pal, Surjit Singh

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Abstract

Kawasaki disease (KD) is recognized as a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in developed countries. Although global in distribution, Japan records the highest incidence of KD in the world. Epidemiological reports from the two most populous countries in the world, namely China and India, indicate that KD is now being increasingly recognized. Whether this increased reporting is due to increased ascertainment, or is due to a true increase in incidence, remains a matter of conjecture. The diagnosis and management of KD in developing countries is a challenging proposition. In this review we highlight some of the difficulties faced by physicians in managing children with KD in resource-constrained settings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21
JournalGlobal Cardiology Science and Practice
Volume2017
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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