Addition of Methylprednisolone to Initial Treatment for Kawasaki Disease Patients

2019-09-11 01:53:34 | BioPortfolio


This study evaluates the efficacy of the addition of methylprednisolone to conventional initial treatment (intravenous immunoglobulin [IVIG] plus aspirin) in children with Kawasaki disease (KD).


This is a multicenter, open-label, blind-endpoints, randomized controlled trial at 10 hospitals in China. The investigators enrolled KD children diagnosed within 10 days of onset. Participants will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to the control group (receiving 2g/kg IVIG and 30 mg/kg aspirin) or the intervention group (receiving 2 g/kg IVIG, 30 mg/kg aspirin and additinal 2 mg/kg intravenous methylprednisolone). Baseline characteristics of each patient will be collected, including sex, age of onset, height, body weight, subtype of KD, fever days before initial IVIG, echocardiographic findings at enrolment, and a series of pre-IVIG laboratory tests. Two-dimensional echocardiography will be performed at admission, at week 2, week 4, week 8, and week 12 after onset of KD to assess the coronary artery lesions.

Study Design


Kawasaki Disease


IVIG, Aspirin, Methylprednisolone


Children's Hospital of Fudan University


Not yet recruiting


Children's Hospital of Fudan University

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