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

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Nov 24;6(4):386-388. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piw081.


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.

Keywords: Kawasaki disease; hyponatremia; hypotension; shock.

MeSH terms

  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child, Preschool
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyponatremia / etiology*
  • Hypotension / etiology
  • Male
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications*
  • Organoplatinum Compounds
  • Sodium / blood


  • Organoplatinum Compounds
  • (1,2-diamino-4-nitrobenzene)dichloroplatinum(II)
  • Sodium