Kawasaki Disease

The worst diseases you can think of are ones that target little children. Those that are helpless and innocent do not seem like they should be up for disease and torment but so many times this is just not the case. There are many people fighting to find a cure for this disease but still it eludes even the best of them. Kawasaki disease can affect the heart if not caught and treated early.

If Kawasaki disease is treated quickly children could recover in as little as a couple of days. I suggest that you keep a good look out if you notice your children getting some of these symptoms:

  • severe redness in the eyes
  • a rash on the stomach, chest, and genitals
  • red, dry, cracked lips
  • swollen tongue with a white coating and big red bumps
  • sore, irritated throat
  • swollen palms of the hands and soles of the feet with a purple-red color
  • swollen lymph nodes

While Kawasaki disease can occur in any ethnic group it is more common among children of Japanese or Koren descent. There are 19 out of every 100,000 kids in the US that have this disease.

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