Hyponatremia Is a Feature of Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome: A Case-Control Study

Schuster, J. E.; Palac, H. L.; Innocentini, N.; Rowley, A. H.; Young, L. T.; Shulman, S. T.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Feb 9; 6(4):386-388


Kawasaki disease (KD) shock syndrome (KDSS) is hypotension with KD. We compared children with KDSS and matched control children with KD. Children with KDSS more often were female, had a lower platelet count and sodium concentration, had a condition refractory to immunoglobulin, and had abnormal echocardiography results. KDSS is a unique subset of KD.

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