Kawasaki Disease: A Needle in a Haystack?
August 25, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Bill Rutenberg
Guest: Jane Newburger
It's the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. But pediatricians often face an arduous challenge when trying to confirm a diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. Dr. Jane Newburger, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a nationally recognized expert in Kawasaki disease, discusses current clinical criteria for the disease and the protocol for diagnosing borderline cases with host Dr. Bill Rutenberg. Dr. Newburger also outlines the most effective treatment options for Kawasaki disease.