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Kawasaki disease Proceedings of the Second International Kawasaki Disease Symposium held in Kauai, Hawaii, November 30 to December 3, 1986 (Progress in clinical and biological research) by

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Published by A.R. Liss .
Written in English


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Number of Pages591
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ISBN 100845151002
ISBN 109780845151006

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Kawasaki disease (KD), also known by the name mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is an acute, self-limited medium vessel vasculitis that has a predilection for the coronary arteries.[1] It is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in developed nations and is slowly bypassing rheumatic heart disease in developing countries.[2][3]. This book introduces the clinical analysis and accompany cases of paediatric Kawasaki disease. This book is helpful for clinicians, ultrasonologist, and radiologist to support early diagnosis and proper treatment, which can significantly improve the prognosis of Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki, the disease comes at the reader like a run-away truck. For anyone who has either lost a child or is in fear of losing one, this book can be healing. --Bernie Rhodes, author of D.B. Cooper, The Real McCoy Kawasaki, the disease comes at the reader like a run-away truck.4/5(2). Kawasaki disease is a febrile systemic vasculitis predominantly affecting children under the age of 5. The highest incidence is in Japan but is becoming increasingly recognised in the West. The most serious complication of Kawasaki disease is coronary arteritis and aneurysm formation which occurs in a third of untreated patients.

  Tomisaku Kawasaki published the first English-language report of 50 patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) in Since that time, KD has become the leading cause of acquired heart disease among children in North America and Japan. Although an infectious agent is suspected, the cause remains by: Kawasaki disease (also referred to as Kawasaki syndrome or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is a children's illness characterized by fever, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, irritation and redness of the whites of the eyes, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and irritation and inflammation of the mouth, lips and throat.   Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, is an acute febrile illness of unknown etiology that primarily affects children younger than 5 years of age. The disease was first described in Japan by Tomisaku Kawasaki in , and the first cases outside of Japan were reported in Hawaii in Kawasaki disease is an illness that almost always affects kids, most of them under the age of 5. It’s one of the leading causes of heart disease in children. But doctors can treat it if it’s found early, and most children recover without any problem.

Kawasaki disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is a disease in which blood vessels throughout the body become inflamed. The most common symptoms include a fever that lasts for more than five days not affected by usual medications, large lymph nodes in the neck, a rash in the genital area, Complications: Coronary artery aneurysms. - Kawasaki disease mg/kg IV mg/kg IV mg/kg IV mg/kg IV 1, mg/kg IV 2 g/kg IV 8 months 8 months 8 months 8 months 10 months 11 months Measles prophylaxis IG - Standard (i.e., nonimmunocompromised) contact mL/kg (80 mg IgG/kg) IM. 6 months. Kawasaki disease is a rare childhood disease. It makes the walls of the blood vessels in the body become inflamed. It can affect any type of blood vessel, including the arteries, veins, and capillaries. No one knows what causes Kawasaki disease. Symptoms include. High fever that lasts longer than 5 days; Swollen lymph nodes in the neck.   Kawasaki disease is a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It is typically diagnosed in young children, but older children and adults can also develop this condition. Kawasaki disease begins with a fever that lasts at least five days. Other classic symptoms may include red eyes, lips, and mouth; rash; swollen and red hands.