Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet Agents, Hematologic are used in the treatment of Kawasaki Disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2018
  • Author: Tina K Sosa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Antiplatelet Agents, Hematologic

Besides aspirin, dipyridamole may be used to prevent microthrombus formation.

Dipyridamole (Persantine)

Dipyridamole is a platelet-adhesion inhibitor that possibly inhibits red blood cell uptake of adenosine, itself an inhibitor of platelet reactivity. It may inhibit phosphodiesterase activity, leading to increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels in platelets and formation of potent platelet activator thromboxane A2.

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