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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 body.
  • 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

  • What is Kawasaki disease in children?
  • Which children are at risk for Kawasaki disease?
  • What causes Kawasaki disease in a child?
  • What are possible complications of Kawasaki disease in a child?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?

Diagnosis

  • How is Kawasaki disease diagnosed in a child?
  • What are the symptoms of Kawasaki disease in a child?

Treatment

  • How is Kawasaki disease treated in a child?
  • How do I manage Kawasaki disease in my child?
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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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