Dr. Pushpa Shivaram, an assistant professor of pediatrics and pediatric cardiologist at the Medical College of Georgia, joins Dr. Zac Hodges and Sonal Dugar (M4) to discuss this very important topic in pediatric medicine.
What exactly is Kawasaki disease and why is this topic so important?
How do you make the diagnosis and what other diagnoses should you consider?
How can you diagnosis incomplete Kawasaki when the classic features are not all present?
What is the first-line treatment?
When should you get an echocardiogram?
When should you get your referral center involved?
All of this and more from the Department of Pediatrics and the Medical College of Georgia.
Check out our website for detailed show-notes: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/pediatrics/residency/podcast.php
Special thanks to Dr. Reda Bassali, Dr. Leizl Domingo and Dr. Julisa Patel for providing peer review for this episode.
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Further Reading? Check out the clinical practice guideline from the American Heart Association with citation below.
McCrindle BW, Rowley AH, Newburger JW, et al. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart Association [published correction appears in Circulation. 2019 Jul 30;140(5):e181-e184]. Circulation. 2017;135(17):e927-e999. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000484