Kawasaki disease in Malta

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile illness of childhood of unknown origin which may cause coronary arteritis and death. The Maltese incidence of 3.2/100,000 population <5 years of age is similar to that reported in non-Asiatic communities. None of the patients had coronary arteritis or other complications. A significant decline in delay to diagnosis was found, attributed to increased awareness of the disease.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles