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

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 does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

How does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked dry lips, swollen "strawberry" tongue, enlarged neck lymph nodes, coronary artery aneurysms, swelling in hands & feet, skin peeling, extreme irritability, red injected eyes. "Confused" white blood cells become highly active and attack blood vessels. ...Read more

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How to help a child suffer from kawasaki disease?

How to help a child suffer from kawasaki disease?

Seek medical care: Kawasaki disease is a serious illness. A child with kd requires specific medical therapy (ivig and aspirin), after which there is prompt clinical improvement. If there is coronary artery involvement then lifelong cardiology care will be required. ...Read more

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Question- is it possible to treat kawasaki disease?

Yes: New onset kawasaki disease usually responds to one or more IV infusions of gamma globulin followed by high dose Aspirin during the acute phase followed by low dose Aspirin in the later phase.A workup including examination of the heart is done to monitor occasional aneurysms in the heart blood vessels.Later management depends on response to the early rx. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get kawasaki disease?

How common is it for somebody to get kawasaki disease?

3-4K/yr 80%: According to the AAP report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (Redbook)2009 the incidence is estimated at 3-4 thousand cases /yr in the US, 80% ...Read more

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Can you please describe kawasaki disease, and their signs and symptoms?

Kawasaki Disease(KD): Kd is a vasculitis, or inflammation of arteries. The cause is unknown, but perhaps partially related to an immune response after a viral infection. It occurs only in children. Signs/symptoms include fever every day for 4-5 days, irritability, conjunctivits, red tongue, peeling skin, rash, and red/cracked lips. Coronary arteries can be involved, so early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. ...Read more

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Back pain and kawasaki disease related?

Back pain and kawasaki disease related?

Possibly: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is kawasaki disease one of an auto immune disease?

Is kawasaki disease one of an auto immune disease?

No it is not: Kawasaki is an fever involving illness of childhood which leads to inflammation of medium-sized vessels in the body, most notably those contained within the heart. The cause of this illness is unknown but many believe that it is viral-mediated. ...Read more

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Are kawasaki syndrome (or kawasaki disease) and heart murmur related?

Are kawasaki syndrome (or kawasaki disease) and heart murmur related?

Occasionally: Kawasaki disease can lead to most commonly a specific rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and specific changes to the lips/tongue and hands/feet. However, there are specific changes that can occur in the heart. Occasionally this may lead to a murmur, which is a specific sound of blood flowing through the heart. Most often, though, kawasaki disease causes heart inflammation without a murmur. ...Read more

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My daughter is being treated for kawasaki disease, will her heart rate go back to normal when she is fully recovered?

Almost certainly: The high heart rate of kawasaki disase (kd) is usually only present during the febrile phase. Those who are treated with ivig only very rarely have long-term cardiac problems. However, chidlren who are not treated with immunoglobulin (ivig) have a 25% chance of developing aneurysms of the coronary arteries (and other arteries) that can injure the heart and may also cause a high heart rate. ...Read more

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Hi. Our 3 year old son had kawasaki disease in sept 2012. He complains a lot with pain at back of knees and his back. Could he have arthritis?

Likely not: Kawasaki's disease is an inflammatory disorder, and can have a number of issues, but long term arthritis is not really one of them. There can be inflammation for other reasons that may be related, so if the pain is continuing, he should be re evaluated and a thorough exam done. ...Read more

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My granddaughter had kawasaki disease. She was treated with 2 ivig treaments her hair is falling out will it stop and grow back? Can we do anything?

Time course?: If she has teligen effluvium she may lose hair diffusely a few months after her illness, although ivig should not cause hair loss as far as i know. It regrows fully after some time. ...Read more

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My 10 y.o daughter has kawasaki disease and multiple giant aneurysms from her neck down, diagnosed at six weeks old. Is decompression an option at all?

My 10 y.o daughter has kawasaki disease and multiple giant aneurysms from her neck down, diagnosed at six weeks old. Is decompression an option at all?

Probably not: Giant aneurysms have been successfully decompressed by use of polyurethane endovascular stents. This has been done in cases where the aneurysm was pressing on adjacent structures causing complications. The procedure entails some risk and likely would not be feasible for multiple asymptomatic giant aneurysm. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki disease: Kawasaki disease is a rare disease of the blood vessels. Symptoms included fever > 5 days, red eyes, swollen red hands and feet, swollen red cracked lips and tongue, swollen neck lymph nodes and body rash. Kawasaki disease can also seriously affect the coronary heart vessels and gallbladder. It most commonly affects children under 8 years old. Cause of Kawasaki disease is unknown. ...Read more

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