Volume 16, Number 4 (winter 2009)                   JSSU 2009, 16(4): 21-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Golestan M, Bahjati M, Akhavan- karbasi S, Roozbeh P. Review of Kawasaki Patients in Yazd. JSSU. 2009; 16 (4) :21-25
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-601-en.html

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Introduction: Kawasaki syndrome is an acute febrile vasculitis with multiorgan involvment in children. The objective of this study was assessment of demographic, clinical and laboratory data of Kawasaki patients in Yazd. Methods: In a descriptive-analytic study, the hospital records of patients treated for Kawasaki disease in all hospitals with pediatric wards between March 1996 and March 2006 at Yazd were reviewed and demographic, clinical and laboratory data recorded in a questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS, version 13 . Chi-square test was used to assess statistical differences. Results: 60.4% of patients were male and male /female ratio was 1.52. Seven percent of them were less than 5 years old. Duration of fever before treatment was in range of 1-20 days with mean of 9.1±5.07 days. Fever less than 5 days, 6-10 days, 11-15 days and more than 15 days was seen in 45.8%, 25 %, 22.9% and 6.2%, respectively. The most common symptoms were non purulent conjunctivitis (83.3%), strawberry tongue (79%) ,dry-cracked lips(77%), skin rash(66.6%) and cervical lymphadenopathy(47.9%). Leukocytosis, anemia and thrombocytosis were seen in 64%, 80% and 45%, respectively. Cardiac involvement was seen in 39.5% of the patients. Conclusion: The Kawasaki disease is predominantly seen in children less than 5 years old and most common symptoms include non purulent conjunctivitis ,strawberry tongue, dry-cracked lips, skin rash and cervical lymphadenopathy .
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2010/01/25

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