Pandemic Public Health Measures May Have Eased Kawasaki Disease Pandemic Public Health Measures May Have Eased Kawasaki Disease
The incidence of Kawasaki disease in the United States declined by 28.2% between 2018 and 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cases of Kawasaki Disease in the U.S. Dropped During Pandemic
MONDAY, June 20, 2022 -- The incidence of Kawasaki disease (KD) decreased during periods of COVID-19-related masking and school closure, according to a study published online June 17 in JAMA Network Open. Jennifer A. Burney, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Evidence Kawasaki Disease Trigger Is Something in the Air
(MedPage Today) -- The pandemic set the stage for a drop in Kawasaki disease (KD) cases that later rebounded with the lifting of mask mandates and return of in-person school, a study found. Supporting the theory that KD can be triggered by airborne... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 17, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Chilblains: An Old But Now More Common Problem
Discussion Chilblains is also known as perniosis is an “…inflammatory dermatosis that generally affects the dorsal feet or hands during the periods of damp and cold, but not freezing, conditions…” It produces acryl lesions. Chilblains may be derived from the Old English words “chill” and “blegen” (sore). Pernio is thought be derivative of pern(a) or haunch of the leg as the feet and legs are commonly affected. Chilblain is usually idiopathic but has been associated with Raynaud disease, blood problems including cryofibrinogenemia and rheumatologic conditions such as systemic ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 30, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Red, Orange or Yellow Skin Conditions?
Discussion This is the first in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. A differential diagnosis by distribution and common pattern can be found here. For green, blue and violet conditions, a review can be found here. For black and white conditions, a review can be found here. For brown and grey conditions, a review can be found here. Note that any color can be a normal variant for an individual or is physiologic for a given state. The skin is the largest organ of the body. It can be easily examined but for many clinicians continues to be difficult to describe what they are seeing. Analo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 25, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kawasaki Disease Guideline Highlights Rheumatology Angles Kawasaki Disease Guideline Highlights Rheumatology Angles
The guideline acts"as an adjunct to the already existing and excellent American Heart Association guidelines by adding information in areas that rheumatologists may play a role."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Unlikely to Trigger Rare Inflammatory Condition in Kids
COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to trigger a rare inflammatory condition linked to coronavirus infection in children, according to an analysis of U.S. government data published Tuesday. The condition, formally known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, involves fever plus symptoms affecting at least two organs and often includes stomach pain, skin rash or bloodshot eyes. It’s a rare complication in kids who have had COVID-19, and very rarely affects adults. The condition often leads to hospitalization, but most patients recover. First reported in the United Kingdom in early 2020, it is sometimes mistaken ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Absolute Increase in Long-Term Kawasaki CV Risk Remains Small Absolute Increase in Long-Term Kawasaki CV Risk Remains Small
Relative to controls, the increased long-term cardiovascular risk in children with Kawasaki disease is small for most patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 8, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Respiratory Infections Temporally Linked to Kawasaki Disease
MONDAY, Feb. 7, 2022 -- Respiratory infections in children are associated with Kawasaki disease (KD) at one to three months before KD outbreaks, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Network Open. Ji-Man Kang, M.D., from the Yonsei... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: 12-Year-Old Is on a Mission to Kick Kawasaki Disease
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Aubrey Virgin was a healthy, active 2-year-old when she developed a high fever. Then came a rash that quickly spread over her body. Lymph nodes in her neck swelled. So did her lips, hands... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Kawasaki Disease Cause Heart Failure?
Title: Can Kawasaki Disease Cause Heart Failure?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What are the Main Differences Between MIS-C and Kawasaki Disease?
Discussion SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 was first observed in Wuhan China in late 2019. By March 2020 it had spread to become a world-wide pandemic and continues today despite vaccination and other public health measures. Early on people were worried that children would be the major age group affected, but the major groups were older individuals and those with underlying health problems. That is not to say that children are not affected as they were and could have severe disease. However as an overall group, they tend to get the virus and have less severe symptoms than adults. Severe disease is about 1% of pediatric cases compar...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infliximab Bests Second IVIG Infusion in Refractory Kawasaki Disease Infliximab Bests Second IVIG Infusion in Refractory Kawasaki Disease
In children with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-resistant Kawasaki disease, infliximab was safe and more effective than a second IVIG infusion in resolving fever, decreasing hospital length of stay, and reducing the need for additional therapy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AHA News: A Guide For What Doctors and Parents Can Do As Kawasaki Disease Kids Grow Up
Title: AHA News: A Guide For What Doctors and Parents Can Do As Kawasaki Disease Kids Grow UpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What Is Kawasaki Disease?
Title: What Is Kawasaki Disease?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/2/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 7, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news