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Kawasaki Disease

What is Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that usually affects small children. Other names for the disease are Kawasaki syndrome and mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. It is a type of vasculitis, which is inflammation of the blood vessels. Kawasaki disease is serious, but most children can fully recover if they are treated right away.

What causes Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki disease happens when the immune system injures the blood vessels by mistake. Researchers do not fully know why this happens. But when it does, the blood vessels become inflamed and can narrow or close off.

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  1. Kawasaki Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is Kawasaki disease? Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that usually affects small children. Other names for the disease are Kawasaki syndrome and mucocutaneous ...
  2. Kawasaki disease is a sudden and time-limited (acute) illness that affects infants and young children. Affected children develop a prolonged fever lasting several ...
  3. Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It occurs in children. ... Kawasaki disease occurs most often in Japan, where it was first discovered. The disease is seen more ...
  4. Kawasaki Disease in Infants & Young Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    kawasaki disease~ acquired heart disease~ inflammation of blood vessels~ heart issues in infants~ symptoms of kawasaki disease~ treating kawaski diease~ who gets kawasaki disease~ ...
  5. Kawasaki Disease: Complications and Treatment (American Heart Association)  
    Kawasaki Disease/Treatments and Therapies ... Kawasaki Disease ... American Heart Association ... Without prompt treatment, Kawasaki disease can damage the coronary ...
  6. Kawasaki's disease causes various rashes and manifestations of the mucous membranes and skin. This photograph shows the ...
  7. Kawasaki disease can produce various rashes and skin manifestations. This photograph shows mild swelling (edema) and redness ...
  8. Kawasaki Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis (American Heart Association)  
    ... and irritability are often the first indications of Kawasaki Disease in children. Also learn how it's diagnosed.
  9. What Is Kawasaki Disease? (American Heart Association) - PDF  
    Kawasaki Disease/Start Here ... Kawasaki Disease ... American Heart Association ... PDF
  10. Kawasaki Disease (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Kawasaki Disease/Start Here ... Kawasaki Disease
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