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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...
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. David Malpass
32 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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.
Answered on Jan 3, 2014

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