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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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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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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 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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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