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4 year old daughter was recently treated for kawasaki disease its been 5 days outside the hospital and her eyes are super sensitive to light . Why?

4 year old daughter was recently  treated for kawasaki disease its been 5 days outside the hospital and her eyes are super sensitive to light . Why?

Uviitis: Kawasaki disease includes inflammation of many parts of the body, including the eyes (anterior uviitis) that can result in sensitivity to light. This should usually improve rapidly after treatment, however, so it would be a good idea to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Kawasaki Disease (Definition)

Kawasaki disease is a childhood illness caused by inflammation of medium sized blood vessels. Symptoms include fever for greater than 5 days, strawberry red tongue, red lips, swollen lymph nodes, and a peeling rash. The most serious complication is caused by inflammation of blood vessels that supply the heart, leading to a weakness in the wall of those blood ...Read more


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Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

Kawasaki Disease: Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, occurs predominantly in children and rarely in adults. Symptoms include acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, hand and foot swelling, and late fingertip desquamation. In the most severe cases, aneurysms develop in one or more coronary arteries. ...Read more

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How long does joint pain and stiffness associated with kawasaki disease last?

3-4 weeks: Arthritis with kawasaki is rare, but usually subsides by 3-4 weeks after initial presentation of the illness. Otc pain relief. ...Read more

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What are long term effects on an adult who may have had kawasaki disease as a child and was never treated. At 21 i had a mi at 25 chronic htn at 48 i had a stroke. My dr keep asking me about a rash when i was a child. One dr said i probably had undiagnose

What are long term effects on an adult who may have had kawasaki disease as a child and was never treated. At 21 i had a mi at 25 chronic htn at 48 i had a stroke. My dr keep asking me about a rash when i was a child. One dr said i probably had undiagnose

Kawasaki : Kawasaki disease is a very rare and poorly understood disease that affects the blood vessel walls, the mucous membranes, and the lymph nodes in children under the age of 5. There is no specific test that leads to the diagnosis, rather there are a list of criteria that a patient must have to qualify for kawasaki disease. Treatment usually includes intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig), high dose Aspirin and sometimes steroids. Many patients will also be followed with heart ultrasounds every 1-2 years since 25% of kids will develop coronary aneurysms (bubbles in the walls of the heart's blood vessels). These aneurysms can cause a myocardial infarction (heart attack). That being said 99% of kids of with kawasaki disease completely recover with early detection and treatment. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects when using aspirin to treat kawasaki disease in kids?

Are there any long-term effects when using aspirin to treat kawasaki disease in kids?

Yes, possibly: High doses of aspirin are recommended as part of the standard of care for patients with Kawasaki disease in order to help prevent coronary artery aneurysms, which is the most serious long term threat to health from Kawasaki disease. If a patient develops ringing in their ears while on high dose aspirin, then they should call their doctor immediately since this can lead to hearing loss. ...Read more

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How do you treat a child with a moderate case of kawasaki disease?

How do you treat a child with a moderate case of kawasaki disease?

IV Gamma Globulin: Kawasaki disease is a disease of unknown cause that can lead to aneurysms in the coronary arteries of the heart. The current standard of care is to treat with IV gamma globulin (ivig) and place the child on Aspirin therapy. A cardiology consult is recommended. I know of no cases of "mild kawasaki disease." either it is present or not. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are asians most affected with kawasaki disease?

Could use expert help with why are asians most affected with kawasaki disease?

Unknown: Kawasaki disease affects children of all races and ages and both genders. It occurs most often in children of asian and pacific island descent. The disease is more likely to affect boys than girls. Most cases occur in children younger than 5 years old. The basis for these differences is poorly understood but is likely related to genetic factors. ...Read more

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How can I make my community more aware of kawasaki disease ? What are the main symptoms of the disease?

How can I make my community more aware of kawasaki disease ? What are the main symptoms of the disease?

Why do community...: ...Education about kawasaki? It is rare, unpredictable, not preventable, and rarely missed as a diagnosis after 5 days of fever - the minimum time to make the diagnosis in the first place. The other symptoms are rashes, red eyes, swollen hands and feet, and a swollen lymph node. ...Read more

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Can kawasaki disease cause death in a young child if not treated?

Yes: Kawasaki's disease is a very serious condition that can cause some serious complications such as a coronary artery aneurysm. These aneurysms can clot causing a heart attack or rupture and both of these can cause death. Your pediatrician should hospitalize your child and treat immediately with ivig (immunoglobulins), and that can decrease the risk of this very serious complication. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby had Kawasaki disease? Worried my son may have had it but was misdiagnosed.

How can you tell if your baby had Kawasaki disease? Worried my son may have had it but was misdiagnosed.

Dramatic disease: These kids have 104-5+ temperatures foe 5-8 days, the white of their eyes are red without discharge, their tongue is red, their glands swollen all over, and often a platelet count is 3-4X normal.Skin around the fingers often peals late. It mimics a bad case of measles, only worse with more findings. I've encountered 2 in nearly 40 years,so it is rare. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Eye Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the eye may occur in the presence of an infection or ...Read more