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EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY ON KAWASAKI DISEASE IN BEIJING FROM 2000 THROUGH 2004

Du, Zhong-Dong MD, PhD*; Zhao, Di MD†; Du, Junbao MD, PhD‡; Zhang, Yong-Lan MD*; Lin, Yao MD*; Liu, Chong MD*; Zhang, Tuohong MD, PhD§; the Beijing Kawasaki Research Group

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000261196.79223.18
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Abstract

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.

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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: duzd@imicams.ac.cn.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.