HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 c492W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what advice is issued to general practitioners about the diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki's disease; and if she will ensure that all general practitioners in the country receive information at least as comprehensive as that being issued to Birmingham general practitioners by local consultants in communicable disease control;

(2) what are the most recent figures on the incidence of Kawasaki's disease in (a) England and Wales and (b) the west midlands region.

Mr. Sackville

Information on the diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki's disease is available to general practitioners in medical journals. The advice from the Birmingham consultants is helpful and we shall consider whether similar information on this uncommon disease should be issued centrally. I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave her on 13 July 1994 at column602 for the most recent figures available on the incidence of Kawasaki's disease.

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