Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Children's study: Steroids no help for Kawasaki disease
Children with Kawasaki disease are at risk for developing
coronary-artery aneurysms. Standard therapy includes giving these children intravenous immune globulin and aspirin. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine, led by Dr. Jane W. Newburger of Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, shows that adding a single pulsed dose of intravenous methylprednisolone did not produce better outcomes than the standard therapy.
Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 05:00 PM