A hospital-based survey of Kawasaki disease was performed in all 45 hospitals with in-patient beds in Beijing during the 5-year period from 2000 through 2004. A total of 1107 patients were enrolled, with an annual incidence varying from 40.9 to 55.1 per 100,000 children <5 years of age. The incidence of coronary complications was 20.6% in the acute stage, and 6.9% in the 1–2 month follow-up.
From the *Department of Cardiology, Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences; †Department of Cardiology, Capital Institute of Pediatrics; ‡Department of Pediatrics, First Hospital, Peking University; and §Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Peking University; Beijing, China.
Accepted for publication February 7, 2007.
This study is supported by Beijing Capital Medical Science Development Research Fund (No. 2003-1018) (ZDD).
Address for correspondence: Zhong-Dong Du, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Beijing Children's Hospital, No. 56, Nan Lishi Road, Western District, Beijing 100045, China. E-mail: email@example.com.