What is the goal of treatment for 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 for KD is to prevent coronary artery aneurysms and other cardiac complications. The mainstays of treatment for KD are IVIG and aspirin. [3, 4, 5]  All patients with KD should be admitted to the hospital for administration of IVIG, echocardiography, initiation of aspirin, and for observation until fevers have resolved.


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