Special Issue "Kawasaki Disease in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2018
Kawasaki disease was once a rare diagnosis, but now it is increasingly common. The recent British Paediatric Surveillance Unit study showed that there were 19% of children with coronary artery aneurysms as a consequence. It also showed that the incidence is increasing and globally, we find that the incidence is doubling every 10 years. These may have life-long effect on the developing child. Those most likely to develop such aneurysms live in rural areas, and have fewest of the associated clinical features, are diagnosed late and treated late as a consequence.
Sadly, many clinicians in the Western world believe that this condition is too rare to be seen on the wards. We hope that this Special Issue will highlight the areas of concern, those where there is lack of knowledge and those where there is more work to be undertaken, raising awareness as a consequence for the benefit of future children.
Prof. Dr. Robert Tulloh
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Kawasaki Disease
- Coronary artery aneurysm
- Intravenous immunoglobulin
- Coronary artery disease