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How Long Does Fever X 5 Days Associated With Kawasaki Disease Last
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Neither the cause (s) is known yet. ...Read more
I have my 2 year son with giant coronary aneurisms, he had kawasaki disease when he was 5 months old. What are the chance of regression inthe future?
Giant aneurysms : Giant aneurysms are usually defined as being over 8mm in size. They unlike small aneurysms do not go away. They place the patient at risk for other cardiac problems. This is a patient who needs to be followed closely by a pediatric cardiologist with frequent echos. Longterm survival is good but it is so important to have good follow up care. Check with the American Heart Association website. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son had kawasaki disease at 5 month old( know 10 month old) should I worry that every time tha he will get sick it's about auto immune diseases?
Rare: Kawasaki's disease rarely (if ever) recurrs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Serious illness: KD is an acute febrile vasculitis syndrome of childhood. Also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. Symptoms are fever, rash, conjunctival injection, cervical lymphadenitis, inflammation of the lips and oral cavity, and erythema and edema of the hands and feet. Coronary aneurysms develop in 25% of untreated children. It is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the USA. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a disease in which the body creates antibodies that fight against our own body. Your brother had high fever for more than 5 days, the doctor couldn't find where the infection was comming from and decided to do blood test; that's where he saw high platelets (a blood component) and made the diagnosis. This disease responds very well to a drug named ivig and then aspirine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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