Characteristic profile of intestinal microflora in Kawasaki disease.


Journal Article

UNLABELLED:To investigate whether the ecology of the intestinal microflora may change in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD), the distribution pattern was studied of common micro-organisms in feces from 20 patients with KD, 20 patients with acute febrile diseases (disease control) and 20 healthy children. KD patients had a significantly lower (p < 0.001) incidence of Lactobacillus (2/20, 10%) than disease control patients (16/20, 80%) and healthy children (14/20, 70%). KD patients had no significant incidences of other microbial genera, compared with both disease control and healthy children. CONCLUSION:The results suggest that a lack or loss of the beneficial Lactobacillus genus in the enteric microflora may occur during the acute phase of KD.

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Cited Authors

  • Takeshita, S; Kobayashi, I; Kawamura, Y; Tokutomi, T; Sekine, I

Published Date

  • January 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 783 - 788

PubMed ID

  • 12200903

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12200903

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1651-2227

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0803-5253

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/08035250213221


  • eng