en POLSKI
eISSN: 2084-9834
ISSN: 0034-6233
Reumatologia/Rheumatology
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Supplements Editorial board Reviewers Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
SCImago Journal & Country Rank


 
4/2019
vol. 57
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Short communication

Kawasaki disease among children in the United States

Kamleshun Ramphul
1
,
Stephanie G. Mejias
2
,
Jyotsnav Joynauth
3

1.
Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital affiliated to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
2.
Department of Pediatrics, Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital affiliated to the University Iberoamericana UNIBE, School of Medicine, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
3.
Zhejiang University, China
Reumatologia 2019; 57, 4: 253-254
Online publish date: 2019/08/31
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a medium-sized-vessel vasculitis that affects mostly children. The 2016 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kid’s Inpatient Database (HCUP KID) was used in weighted form to investigate differences in gender, month of year, race, region, total charges, and household income in the United States. 5503 weighted cases were found. It was more common in males (3345, 60.8%) than females (2158, 39.2%) (p < 0.01). Most admitted KD patients were white (1913, 38.1%). A higher prevalence of Kawasaki disease was seen among patients of Asian or Pacific Islander background (0.2%). The southern regions of the United States reported the highest rate of admission with 2036 patients (37%). The median age on admission was 2 years (interquartile range [IQR] of 1–5, p < 0.01) and the median charge was $32,170 (IQR: $20,825–$50,502.05) (p < 0.01). Most admissions of Kawasaki disease were recorded in winter with a peak in March (623, 11.3%) (p < 0.01).
keywords:

Kawasaki disease, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kid’s Inpatient Database, children







Quick links
© 2022 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.