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Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of medium-sized arteries throughout the body, including the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. Kawasaki disease is also called mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome because it also affects lymph nodes, skin, and the mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose and throat. The symptoms can be severe for several days and can look scary to parents. But then most children return to normal activities. Kawasaki disease can harm the coronary arteries, which carry blood to the heart muscle. The characteristic symptoms are a high temperature that lasts for more than five days, with:
• a rash
• swollen glands in the neck
• dry, cracked lips
• red fingers or toes
• red eyes
HOW IS KAWASAKI DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
There are no specific tests for Kawasaki disease. A pediatrician will take into account the child’s symptoms and rule out illnesses with similar symptoms, such as:
• scarlet fever, a bacterial infection that causes fever, chills, and sore throat
• juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disease that causes joint pain and inflammation
• Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a tick-borne illness
A pediatrician might order additional tests to check how the disease has affected the heart. These may include:
• Blood Tests
• Chest X-ray
HOW IS KAWASAKI DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment involves administering immunoglobulin medicine intravenously to reduce the inflammation of the blood vessels. Aspirin will help in reducing pain and fever.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some of the symptoms of this disease like cracked skin and tongue may continue for days but there is nothing to worry about. With right treatment and self-management that issue can be tackled.