Lack of an association between E-selectin gene polymorphisms and the risk of Kawasaki disease

Pediatrics International, 04/18/2012

Although they failed to detect any association between these E–selectin gene (SELE) polymorphisms and the prevalence of Kawasaki disease (KD) or the development of CAL, these study had limitations including a low frequency of the minor alleles and a small sample size. A larger–scale association study is needed to draw a conclusion whether these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with the susceptibility to KD or not.

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