A 29-year-old member asked:
what does a child with kawasaki disease look like?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marina Armendariz answered
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 criteria: 1. Bilateral conjuctival injection (redness) without discharge. 2. Erythematous mouth and pharynx, strawberry tongue, red or cracked lips. 3. Rash. 4. Swelling of hands and feet and redness of palms and soles. 5. Cervical lymphadenopathy >1.5cm.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
Dr. Christine Hom answered
29 years experience Pediatrics
Unwell: A child with Kawasaki disease is irritable, miserable, "measley" looking although most people don't know measles. The conjunctivitis is bright angry red, the lips are bright, beefy red in color, and there may be rash. High fever for at least five consecutive days is required.
Answered on Sep 22, 2015
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