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How does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Lowe
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