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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infectious disease: Kawasaki disease is an uncommon infectious disease in children ages 1-8. However, recognition and treatment are extremely important in order to preven ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
KD: Kd is an acute febrile vasculitis syndrome of childhood. Also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. Symptoms are fever, rash, conjunctival injec ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Blood count, but...: ...The high platelet count you usually see in kawasaki is rarely needed to make the diagnosis. The combination of 5 days of fever, rash, red eyes, and ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Inflammatory disease: Kawasaki disease is an incompletely understood disease that has characteristics of an inflammatory vasculitis. The cause is unknown. Presentation an ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Fever over 5 days,: ...Rash, red eyes, red mucous membranes, painful hands and feet, swollen lymph nodes.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Min
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly: Since doctors are not sure what exactly causes kawasaki disease, the answer is not known exactly. There are theories about possible infectious causes ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Malpass
32 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Seek medical care: Kawasaki disease is a serious illness. A child with kd requires specific medical therapy (ivig and aspirin), after which there is prompt clinical impr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: The most important symptom is presence of fever for more than 5 days. And usually in a child under the age of 8 years. In addition to 4 of th 5 crit ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: New onset kawasaki disease usually responds to one or more IV infusions of gamma globulin followed by high dose Aspirin during the acute phase followe ... Read More

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