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Dr. Zuheir Said
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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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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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Hi doctor, my nice have problem in her skin and a doctor in my country said that she might be suffering from a rare disease called kawasaki disease. W?

Kawasaki: A collection of dramatic events often picked up when high fevers last > 5days with no obvious source. Enlarged lymph nodes, red cracked lips & tongue, skin rash , swollen red hands & feet with later pealing, very high platelet counts. This is not contagious, cause is unknown, treatments in the acute & chronic stages can help. ...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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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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My niece is being diagnosticade with a kawasaki disease, can you tell me what risk are that she will be a normal 3 year old girl she's loosing fingers and toes skin and can't sit or walk yet, is cure for this rare illnes

Evaluation needed: Kawasaki disease is a well described but not completely understood disease. You have described the presenting symptoms, all of which will resolve with proper therapy. If her fever has been less than 7days and she gets ivig soon, that is good. The next step is making sure she doesn't develop coronary artery aneurysms that are what we really worry about. This will be sorted out and most do well. ...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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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more