Kawasaki Disease Directory
Kawasaki disease is a rare childhood illness that affects the blood vessels and can cause heart problems. The disease is most common in children ages 1-2 years. It's not contagious. The symptoms -- which include high fever; red eyes; rash; red and swollen lips, tongue, feet and hands; and swollen lymph nodes -- can be severe for several days, but with early diagnosis and treatment most children fully recover with no long-term problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes Kawasaki disease, what it looks like, how it's treated, and much more.
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) Therapy: How It's Used
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Kawasaki Disease: Learn about this childhood illness that can lead to heart problems and how it’s treated.
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Picture of Kawasaki's Disease
Kawasaki's disease. Blotchy erythema on the trunk of a child with Kawasaki's disease.
Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Know
Croup, sore throat, glue ear and Kawasaki disease are among child illnesses parents must know. BootsWebMD has symptoms, pictures, and advice for when to seek medical advice.