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What conditions are more likely associated with Kawasaki disease?

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This condition can come on suddenly and cause heart damage, almost always in young kids. Because it involves the heart, this illness can be scary. But most children recover completely and have no lasting problems. But in children in rare cases can have:

  • Abnormal heart rhythms (dysrhythmia)
  • Inflamed heart muscles (myocarditis)
  • Damaged heart valves (mitral regurgitation)
  • Inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis)

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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