kawasaki disease criteria
Measured Factor Detail
Kawasaki disease criteria can really help to diagnose the kawasaki disease at early stage only provinding enough time for preventive therapy to start.
Multiple body systems
Measured Factor Low Impact
- A score of 0 shows the negative result of Kawasaki disease in person
Measured Factor High Impact
- If all criteria's are in positive then kawsaki disease is present.
If all criteira are marked in positive
Normal Adult Male:
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Normal Neonate Female:
Normal Geriatric Male:
Normal Geriatric Female:
10% of patients who develop coronary artery (CA) abnormalities fail to meet the criteria for KD | High radiation exposure during computerized tomography can be harmful therefore its application in children was rather limited
Study Validation 1
The aim of this study was to develop and validate a novel decision tree-based clinical algorithm to distinguish Kawasaki disease (KD) from other pediatric febrile illnesses that share similar clinical characteristics. Clinical and lab data from 801 subjects with acute KD and 479 febrile control subjects was used to develop step-wise KD diagnostic algorithm combining linear-discriminant-analysis (LDA)-based model and tree-based algorithm. Using 2-step algorithm patients were divided into: KD group, FC and indeterminate group. LDA model differentiated patients FC (276), indeterminate (247), and KD (757) subgroups while decision trees model further stratified indeterminate group into FC (103) and KD (58) subgroups. This 2 step algorithm had 96% sensitivity and 78.5 % specificity. This study concluded that addition of a decision tree step can increase sensitivity and specificity in KD/FC classification over LDA model when used alone.
Study Validation 2
This prospective, demographic based study was conducted with the aim to evaluate whether determining clinical and laboratory patterns would lead to an algorithm for Kawasaki diseases (KD) diagnosis. This could help clinicians in differentiating KD from other similar diseases like febrile controls (FCs). A total 136 patients with KD and 121 with FCs were included in the study for validation using either clinical data, laboratory test results, or their combination. Patients were then divided into subgroups according to their KD score with low (FC diagnosis, negative predictive value >95%), intermediate, and high (KD diagnosis, positive predictive value >95%) scores. This study concludes that KD scoring tool with additional clinical parameters is an effective method to identify KD patients
Study Validation 3
This comparative study was conducted with aim to compare the two dosage regimens intravenously administered immune globulin (IVIG). Patients with Kawasaki syndrome were selected based on the features which were changes in the oropharynx, including reddening and fissuring of the lips, nonexudative conjunctivitis, erythema of the palms and soles, rash, and cervical lymphadenopathy. Patients were then randomized to receive either IVIG at either 400 mg/kg daily for 4 days or I gm/kg as a single dose (22 patients). The presence of coronary artery aneurysms was calculated by means of two-dimensional echocardiography before after infusion. Results showed that there was no sign of aneurysms and 1mg/KG dose was more effective dose.
Study Additional 1
This prospective study was studied in pediatrics younger than 5 years German Pediatric Surveillance Unit (ESPED) hospitals. Underreporting in case of KD has become a major concerns as this study showed Incidence of KD, corrected for underreporting, was 37%-44% in children younger than 5 years in ESPED. Diagnostic method including and echocardiographic criteria only. This study concludes that there are higher rates of under reporting of KD among children
Study Additional 2
A survey was done on Kawasaki disease in the British Isles by active reporting based on all cases reported to the British Pediatric Surveillance Unit. This study was aimed to determine the high case fatality rate of Kawasaki. 163 patients were selected from which six (3.7%) died, Forty five children (28%) suffered cardiac complications, 149 children (93%) had echocardiography. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, sex, and the number of diagnostic criteria were noted. Patients received treatment either aspirin therapy or intravenous gammaglobulin (IVGG). This study concluded that IVGG was less effective in the treatment of British patients with Kawasaki disease when compared with the patients treated in the United States and Japan