KAWASAKI DISEASE
Description


 
  Symptoms
Behaviour - irritability Eyes - redness Feet - swollen
Fever Hand - swollen Lips - cracked
Lips - dry Neck lymph glands - swollen Skin - peeling
Skin - rash Throat - sore Tongue - red
Tongue - swelling    
  Description

Kawasaki disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, Kawasaki syndrome or Lymph node syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease mainly seen in children under five years of age. Most children who develop the disease fully recover within weeks of getting the first symptoms. The disease makes the walls of the blood vessels throughout the body become inflamed.

If untreated, it can seriously affect the heart causing fatal coronary artery aneurysms.

Kawasaki disease causes high fever that does not respond to medication. The cause of Kawasaki disease is still unknown, and there is no test  that can confirm the diagnosis. The diagnosis is usually made based on the patient having most of the classic symptoms.

Kawasaki disease is not contagious. Therefore, it can't be passed from one child to another.

  Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Kawasaki disease involves the following tests and procedures. Some of them are also used to rule out other diseases:

- Echocardiography.

- Electrocardiogram.

- Blood tests.

- Urine tests.

- Chest X-ray.

  More information:
Kawasaki Disease Treatment
Kawasaki Disease Healthcare Centers
 

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