If your child is diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, we will treat your child using these standard therapy methods:
- Aspirin. Aspirin helps treat your child’s inflammation and prevents clots from forming in the coronary artery. Aspirin can also decrease pain, joint inflammation and fever.
- Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). We will infuse the immune protein (gamma globulin) through your child’s vein which can lower the risk of developing coronary artery problems. This helps to reduce inflammation in your child.
In most cases, your child will improve after IVIG therapy, and your child’s fever will go away. If your child is resistant to IVIG therapy, they may require more advanced therapy.
Once your child is discharged from the hospital, we strongly suggest that your child visit a cardiologist one to two weeks after discharge and then six weeks after discharge.