Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is an acute systemic vasculitis involving small and medium-sized vessels. It can be complicated by varying degrees of cardiac damage, especially coronary artery disease. The disease mainly occurs in children aged < 5 years, with rarer cases in older children and adults. Intravenous immunoglobulin combined with aspirin is the widely accepted treatment regimen in the acute phase, but the dosage recommended by the American Heart Association guidelines is not suitable for heavier children. This article reports the successful management of an overweight 14-year-old child with Kawasaki disease.
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