LACK OF VALUE OF PROCALCITONIN FOR PREDICTION OF CORONARY ANEURYSMS IN KAWASAKI DISEASE


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Abstract

We studied the clinical, biologic (white blood cells, C-reactive protein and procalcitonin) and echocardiographic findings in 18 children hospitalized for Kawasaki disease from January 1999 until February 2006 to determine if procalcitonin is a useful marker to predict coronary aneurysms. In our study, contrary to earlier reports, elevated procalcitonin was not correlated with development of coronary aneurysms.

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