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what are the possible treatments for kawasaki disease?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Stop inflammation: Kawasaki's disease is treated with high doses of Aspirin (salicylic acid) to reduce inflammation and to mildly thin the blood to prevent blood clot formation. Also used in treatment is gamma globulin administered through the vein (intravenous immunoglobulin or ivig), together with fluids.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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