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Pediatric Kawasaki Disease

Key Points about Kawasaki Disease in Children

  • Kawasaki disease is a serious condition that affects young children. It can damage blood vessels throughout the heart.
  • Kawasaki disease is diagnosed by having certain symptoms. For example, a fever lasting at least five days.
  • Your child’s health care provider will treat Kawasaki with aspirin, intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), or other medicines.
  • A child with Kawasaki disease may have serious complications, especially ones affecting the heart.

Prevention and Risk Assessment

Diagnosis

Treatment

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Ashraf Harahsheh

Ashraf Harahsheh

Director, Quality Outcomes in Cardiology
Director, Kawasaki Disease Program
Director, Cardiology Resident Education
Medical Unit Director, Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg
Departments

Departments

Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology aims to improve the health and quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal disorders through comprehensive, patient-focused care, including testing, treatment, and patient and family education programs.

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Jared S.'s Story

Dr. Oetgen and Jared

Jared was just shy of 6 years old when he fell off his bike and broke his femur in the summer of 2015.


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