Amy G. Schexnayder, Xinyu Tang, R. Thomas Collins, Stephen M. Schexnayder, Elijah Holbrook Bolin
Abstract: Pericardial effusion (PCE) can be associated with Kawasaki disease (KD). We performed a multicenter, retrospective cohort study of the Pediatric Health Information System of children admitted with KD to determine the association between PCE and adverse outcomes. A total of 17 422 patients were in the cohort, of which 440 (3%) had PCE. PCE was associated with longer hospital length of stay (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.23; P < .01) and risk of readmission at 30 days (aOR = 1.42; P = .03). Black children we…
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