Kawasaki Syndrome in Texas.

Alberto Coustasse, Julius J. Larry, Witold Marian Migala, Cody Arvidson, Karan P. Singh

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The authors examined hospitalization rates of Kawasaki Syndrome (KS) among Texas children to isolate clusters, identify demographic disparities, and suggest possible causative factors. Using a retrospective cross-sectional study design, they studied 330 KS cases from 2,818,460 hospital discharges. The majority of the cases (61.5%) occurred within the 1-4-years-old category, representing the highest hospitalization rate (14.3 per 100,000 children). Almost 75% of the KS population was less than 5 years old, with hospitalization rates approximately 8 times higher than that of all other children (p < .05). KS diagnosis occurred for only 49.4% of all KS cases upon admission. Along with high-density clusters identified in major metropolitan areas, the authors found the highest rates of KS among Asian and Pacific Islander and non-Hispanic black children. Genetic predispositions and access to healthcare issues may explain the results. The authors recommend improving educational initiatives with healthcare providers and establishing KS as a reportable condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalHospital topics
Volume87
Issue number3
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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Coustasse, A., Larry, J. J., Migala, W. M., Arvidson, C., & Singh, K. P. (2009). Kawasaki Syndrome in Texas. Hospital topics, 87(3), 3-10. https://doi.org/10.3200/HTPS.87.3.3-10
Coustasse, Alberto ; Larry, Julius J. ; Migala, Witold Marian ; Arvidson, Cody ; Singh, Karan P. / Kawasaki Syndrome in Texas. In: Hospital topics. 2009 ; Vol. 87, No. 3. pp. 3-10.
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Coustasse, A, Larry, JJ, Migala, WM, Arvidson, C & Singh, KP 2009, 'Kawasaki Syndrome in Texas.', Hospital topics, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.3200/HTPS.87.3.3-10

Kawasaki Syndrome in Texas. / Coustasse, Alberto; Larry, Julius J.; Migala, Witold Marian; Arvidson, Cody; Singh, Karan P.

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Coustasse A, Larry JJ, Migala WM, Arvidson C, Singh KP. Kawasaki Syndrome in Texas. Hospital topics. 2009 Jan 1;87(3):3-10. https://doi.org/10.3200/HTPS.87.3.3-10