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What are the treatments for Kawasaki disease?

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This condition can come on suddenly and cause heart damage, almost always in young kids. Your child may be in a lot of pain from the fever, swelling, and skin irritation. Your doctor may recommend aspirin and others drugs to prevent blood clots. Don’t give your child any medication without talking to your doctor first.

Your child probably also will get an IV of immune globulin. It will lessen the chances of heart issues when used early in the treatment. Because of the risk of complications, most children are first treated for Kawasaki disease in the hospital.

From: Kawasaki Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Centers for Disease Control, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Kawasaki Disease Foundation, “What Is Kawasaki Disease?”

Mayo Clinic, “Heart Disease.”

Mayo Clinic, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Vasculitis Foundation, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 1, 2020

SOURCES:

American Heart Association, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Centers for Disease Control, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Kawasaki Disease Foundation, “What Is Kawasaki Disease?”

Mayo Clinic, “Heart Disease.”

Mayo Clinic, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Vasculitis Foundation, “Kawasaki Disease.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 1, 2020

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