One of the rare diseases from childhood that affects your blood vessels is the Kawasaki Disease. It harms your coronary arteries and the parents could be worried seeing the symptoms like fever that lasts for about 5 days, redness in the eyes, swollen lips and cracked tongue. Swelling in the hands and feet along with swelling of the lymph nodes too.
HOW IS KAWASAKI DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
The condition is hard to diagnose as there is no specific test for it. The general physician will look for the symptoms and rule out other complications with an echocardiogram in order to confirm this condition.
HOW IS KAWASAKI DISEASE TREATED?
Kawasaki Disease is treatable without causing any serious, long term issues. For children suffering from the disease, aspirin and gamma globulin may be prescribed for treating inflammation and lower risk of coronary artery problems. A combination of anticoagulants drugs and angioplasty, stent placement may be performed for preventing complications
DID YOU KNOW?
Kawasaki Disease affects the skin, lymph nodes and mucous membranes in mouth and throat