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

Kawasaki Disease

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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.
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Dr. Laura McMullen answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Barton B. Cook answered:

What is Kawasaki disease?

Serious illness

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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.
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What is kawasaki disease like?

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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.
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Is kawasaki disease contagious?

No.

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KD is not contagious, but there are environmental factors that may include infections, perhaps viral. Viral infections can of course can be passed from person to person. Therefore, KD occurs in clusters, but no one catches KD directly from another person.
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Back pain and kawasaki disease related?

Possibly

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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.
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Can kawasaki disease happen genetically?

No

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While we have not yet identified the cause of KD, we do know that KD is not a "genetic" disease. However, it is likely that certain genes confer an increased susceptibility for contracting KD or developing some of its complications.
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What are the tests for Kawasaki disease?

Blood count, but...

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...the high platelet count you usually see in Kawasaki is rarely needed to make the diagnosis. The combination of 5 days of fever, rash, red eyes, and swollen hands, feet, and a lymph node is usually enough.
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Dr. Steven Neish answered:

Please tell me what kawasaki disease is ?

Inflammatory disease

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Kawasaki disease is an incompletely understood disease that has characteristics of an inflammatory vasculitis. The cause is unknown. Presentation and symptoms seem most typical for an infection. Successful treatment depends on timely recognition (first ten days) and administration of immunoglobulin. Late treatment may result in coronary aneurysms which can have serious consequences.
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What are the symptoms of kawasaki disease?

Fever over 5 days,

...rash, red eyes, red mucous membranes, painful hands and feet, swollen lymph nodes.
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