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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 healthcare 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



Children's Team

Children's Team


Ashraf Harahsheh

Ashraf Harahsheh

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



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.