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9 of 10 Kawasaki disease patients at KKH under five years old
 

9 of 10 Kawasaki disease patients at KKH under five years old

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The KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) reports that 120 to 150 young patients are treated for Kawasaki disease here each year. Nine out of ten patients are in the under-five age group and 40%  are babies who are below a year old.
 
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19 Sep 2016 - General
 
Soon Kiam Tan I haven’t encountered such a study probably because documented Kawasaki disease has a low incidence in the European region. I’m not sure if nationwide epidemiologic estimates are accurate because clinical recognition of Kawasaki disease is also a problem. Interestingly, other suspected etiologies that should be explored are environmental factors and genetic susceptibility. There have been documented...
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Soon Kiam Tan Hi, I am not an expert on Kawasaki disease but based on my research, the link between childhood vaccination and Kawasaki disease has already been explored in several studies. There was a journal article published last 2015 in Vaccine journal wherein researchers retrospectively examined data from 1996-2006. Approximately 1.7 million children (until 6 years old) were followed up after vaccination expo...
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