Kawasaki Disease Overview and its Implications for Life Insurance

Dr. Himanshu Bhatia, OTR Asia Editor, Swiss Re Asia, Mumbai, India reviews this acute disease that affects the cardiovascular system, and is one of the causes of heart disease in children in Japan and the USA. The article discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and history of Kawasaki disease, provides a guide to current treatment, and concludes with underwriting considerations.