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My brother has developed kawasaki disease. What is it exactly?

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In brief: Autoimmune disease

Kawasaki is a disease in which the body creates antibodies that fight against our own body.
Your brother had high fever for more than 5 days, the doctor couldn't find where the infection was comming from and decided to do blood test; that's where he saw high platelets (a blood component) and made the diagnosis. This disease responds very well to a drug named ivig and then aspirine.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Kawasaki is a disease in which the body creates antibodies that fight against our own body.
Your brother had high fever for more than 5 days, the doctor couldn't find where the infection was comming from and decided to do blood test; that's where he saw high platelets (a blood component) and made the diagnosis. This disease responds very well to a drug named ivig and then aspirine.
Dr. Sandra Fefer-sadler
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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics
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In brief: Inflammatory disease

Kawasaki disease is a mix of symptoms that includes fever for more than 5 days, associated with cracked lips or tongue, lymph node swelling, a rash, red eyes, or swelling of hands or feet.
If detected early the patient receives ivig with is immunity purified from blood donors and aspirin. This is one of the few exceptions to no Aspirin in kids. Aspirin is to help to protect the coronary arteries.

In brief: Inflammatory disease

Kawasaki disease is a mix of symptoms that includes fever for more than 5 days, associated with cracked lips or tongue, lymph node swelling, a rash, red eyes, or swelling of hands or feet.
If detected early the patient receives ivig with is immunity purified from blood donors and aspirin. This is one of the few exceptions to no Aspirin in kids. Aspirin is to help to protect the coronary arteries.
Dr. Kelly Kane
Dr. Kelly Kane
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