Essay About Kawasaki Disease

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KAWASAKI SYNDROME: A RARE CHILDHOOD DISEASE A Research Paper Presented to The Faculty of the Languages and Literature Department College of Medical Laboratory Sciences De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Dasmarinas, Cavite In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For The Course ENGL 101- Communication Skills I Jolina Mae R. Padolina Ma. Angelica P. Lagdameo MLS 1-1 Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION A. Background of the study First discovered in Japan, Kawasaki Disease is starting to spread throughout the world. According to Ms. Doris Chua, M.D, “there were reported outbreaks of Kawasaki Disease in New England in 1980-1992. In Australia, there were also reports of 139 cases from May 1993- June 1995. It now appears to have a worldwide distribution.” (A Ten Year Review Of Kawasaki Disease: The Chinese General Hospital Experience, 1999). Also predictive models estimated that by 2020, one in every 1,600 adults in the United States will be affected by this disease. The researchers…show more content…
In the Philippines, the first case was discovered by Mabilangan in 1982, and another two cases were discovered by Songco. Two more cases were reported by Santos Ocampo in 1983 and three cases in Visayas in 1984. There was also a number of cases reported locally. A four year review of 40 patients was done by Pecache at the Hospital of the Infant Jesus from 1990-1993. While Santiago did a six year medical review in Children’s hospital included 18 patients, four of which had coronary artery aneurysm ( A Ten Year Review Of Kawasaki Disease : The Chinese General Hospital Experience,
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