What is the role of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in the treatment of Kawasaki disease?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In the United States, the recommended treatment for Kawasaki disease (see the Kawasaki Disease Diagnostic Criteria calculator) in the acute phase is a single, high dose of intravenous gammaglobulin (2 g/kg) and a high dose of aspirin (80-100 mg/kg/d).


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