Annals of Nuclear Cardiology
Online ISSN : 2424-1741
Print ISSN : 2189-3926
ISSN-L : 2189-3926
Disease Discovered in Japan and the Role of Nuclear Cardiology
Current Status of Kawasaki Disease and the Role of Nuclear Cardiology
Etsuko TsudaAkira MiyakeToru Iwasa
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2019 Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 114-118

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Kawasaki disease (KD) has become a commonly acquired heart disease worldwide in children over the past five decades, because of the related cardiac sequelae. KD is an acute generalized medium vasculitis resulting from hypercytokinemia, and the coronary artery lesions caused by KD from childhood to adulthood lead to ischemic heart disease. To treat and manage KD appropriately, the optimal use of nuclear imaging is required.

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