What are the treatment goals in Kawasaki disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2018
  • Author: Tina K Sosa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The principal goal of treatment is to prevent coronary artery disease. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), a purified preparation of gamma globulin, and aspirin are the mainstays of treatment. Patients should be treated with IVIG within 10 days after the onset of fever to prevent the development of cardiac sequelae. [3, 4, 5]


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