Kawasaki disease is inflammation of the arteries, affecting skin, mucous membranes, lymph node, heart, and immune system of children usually below 5 years of age.
The causes for this disease are not known.
- Fever over 102 °F that may last upto two weeks
- Red eyes
- Red, chapped or cracked lips
- Swelling and white coating on the tongue
- Red bumps on the back of tongue
- Red and peeling palms and soles
- Rash on the trunk
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Swelling and pain in joints
Early treatment can cure the disease and may include:
- High doses of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
- Aspirin therapy
Kawasaki disease cannot be prevented.