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Kibata T.,Yamaguchi University | Suzuki Y.,Yamaguchi University | Hasegawa S.,Yamaguchi University | Matsushige T.,Yamaguchi University | And 15 more authors.
International Journal of Cardiology | Year: 2016

Backgrounds Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of childhood involving coronary arteries. Treatment for intractable cases at a higher risk of cardiac sequelae remains controversial. Methods Clinical outcomes of KD patients diagnosed in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan between 2003 and 2014 were analyzed using the medical records from all 14 hospitals covering the prefecture. The study included 1487 patients (male:female, 873:614; median age at diagnosis, 24 months). Results The proportion of initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-resistant patients increased from 7% to 23% during this decade, although no patients died. Twenty-four patients developed coronary artery lesions (CALs) over one month after the KD onset. The incidence of CAL in patients who received corticosteroid during the disease course (10/37; 27.0%) was higher than that in those who did not (14/1450; 0.97%, p = 2.0 × 10- 35). Nine patients who responded to initial IVIG plus corticosteroids had no CAL. Conversely, IVIG-resistant patients with alternate corticosteroid therapy more frequently developed CAL than those without it (10/28; 35.7% vs. 5/194; 2.6%, p = 8.9 × 10- 10). Multivariate analyses indicated corticosteroid therapy (p < 0.0001), hyperbilirubinemia (p = 0.0010), and a longer number of days before treatment (p = 0.0005) as risk factors associated with CAL over a month after onset. The odds ratio of corticosteroid use increased from 18.3 to 43.5 if the cases were limited to initial IVIG non-responders and corticosteroid free-IVIG responders. Conclusions IVIG-failure has recently increased. The incidence of CAL increased in intractable cases with prolonged corticosteroid use. Corticosteroid may not be alternate choice for IVIG-failure to reduce the risk of cardiac sequelae. © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Red Cross, JCHO Tokuyama Central Hospital, Yamaguchi Grand Medical Center, Jichi Medical University and 3 more.
Type: | Journal: International journal of cardiology | Year: 2016

Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of childhood involving coronary arteries. Treatment for intractable cases at a higher risk of cardiac sequelae remains controversial.Clinical outcomes of KD patients diagnosed in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan between 2003 and 2014 were analyzed using the medical records from all 14 hospitals covering the prefecture. The study included 1487 patients (male:female, 873:614; median age at diagnosis, 24months).The proportion of initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-resistant patients increased from 7% to 23% during this decade, although no patients died. Twenty-four patients developed coronary artery lesions (CALs) over one month after the KD onset. The incidence of CAL in patients who received corticosteroid during the disease course (10/37; 27.0%) was higher than that in those who did not (14/1450; 0.97%, p=2.010(-35)). Nine patients who responded to initial IVIG plus corticosteroids had no CAL. Conversely, IVIG-resistant patients with alternate corticosteroid therapy more frequently developed CAL than those without it (10/28; 35.7% vs. 5/194; 2.6%, p=8.910(-10)). Multivariate analyses indicated corticosteroid therapy (p<0.0001), hyperbilirubinemia (p=0.0010), and a longer number of days before treatment (p=0.0005) as risk factors associated with CAL over a month after onset. The odds ratio of corticosteroid use increased from 18.3 to 43.5 if the cases were limited to initial IVIG non-responders and corticosteroid free-IVIG responders.IVIG-failure has recently increased. The incidence of CAL increased in intractable cases with prolonged corticosteroid use. Corticosteroid may not be alternate choice for IVIG-failure to reduce the risk of cardiac sequelae.

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