Kawasaki disease is a highly rare condition that affects children. It generally affects the blood vessels, more specifically the coronary arteries, which are responsible for carrying blood to heart muscles. The signs of this condition generally occur in two phases and include fever, red eyes, body rash, swollen cracked lips, and red hands and feet and enlarged lymph nodes. No specific diagnostic test exists for this disease and one of the most common indicator is a fever that lasts for about 5 days. An early diagnosis and treatment may prevent the patient from developing heart conditions at a later stage in life.
HOW IS KAWASAKI DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Chances are that cardiac conditions may develop, if the treatment is started 10 days after the first symptoms are noticed.