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Which is kawasaki disease, and their signs and symptoms?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Inflammation: Kawasaki disease has fever 1- 5 days, strawberry tongue, peeling fingers, swollen red and cracked lips, swollen lymph nodes in neck. Can cause inflammation of blood vessels especially in the heart. Responds to IV gammaglobulin. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/kawasaki-disease-topic-overview has more information...
Dr. David Malpass
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
KD: Kawasaki disease (kd) is an acute vasculitic (inflammation of blood vessels) syndrome of early childhood. It is characterized by fever for more than 5 days, red skin rash, blood-shot eyes without pus, swelling of hands/feet, red and cracked lips/tongue, enlarged lymph nodes, and irritability. It is potentially serious and requires prompt treatment in the hospital.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: The usual symptoms and signs of kawasaki's disease include fever, reddening of the eyes, cracked and inflamed lips and mucous membranes of the mouth with an inflamed "strawberry" tongue, ulcerative gum disease (gingivitis), swollen lymph nodes in the neck (cervical lymphadenopathy), and a rash that is raised and bright red. The rash appears in a glove-and-sock distribution.

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Can you please describe kawasaki disease, and their signs and symptoms?

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Dr. Alex Golden
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
Kawasaki Disease(KD): Kd is a vasculitis, or inflammation of arteries. The cause is unknown, but perhaps partially related to an immune response after a viral infection. It occurs only in children. Signs/symptoms include fever every day for 4-5 days, irritability, conjunctivits, red tongue, peeling skin, rash, and red/cracked lips. Coronary arteries can be involved, so early diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
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What are the symptoms of kawasaki disease?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Fever over 5 days,: ...Rash, red eyes, red mucous membranes, painful hands and feet, swollen lymph nodes.

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