Kawasaki disease causes swelling (inflammation) of the walls of medium-sized arteries throughout the body. It mainly affects children. Inflammation tends to affect the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle.
Kawasaki disease is sometimes called mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome because it also affects the glands that swell up during infection (lymph nodes), the skin, and the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat.
The signs of Kawasaki disease, such as a high fever and peeling skin, can be scary. The good news is that Kawasaki disease is generally treatable and most children will recover from Kawasaki disease without serious problems. Kawasaki disease Treatment in Hyderabad
The signs and symptoms of Kawasaki disease generally come in three phases.
- 1st phase
- The signs and symptoms of the first phase can include:
- A fever that is often over 39 ° C and lasts for more than three days
- Extremely red eyes with no thick discharge
- A rash on the main body and genital area
- Red, dry, chapped lips and extremely red, swollen tongue
- Swollen, red skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and possibly elsewhere
Nobody knows what causes Kawasaki disease, but scientists don’t believe the disease is contagious from person to person. There are a number of theories linking the disease to bacteria, viruses, or other environmental factors, but none have been proven. Certain genes can make your child more likely to develop Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease Treatment in Hyderabad
Three things are known to increase your child’s risk of developing Kawasaki disease.
- Age. Children under the age of 5 are most at risk of developing Kawasaki disease.
- Sex. Boys are slightly more likely than girls to develop Kawasaki disease.
- Ethnicity. Children of Asian or Pacific islanders such as the Japanese or Koreans have a higher rate of Kawasaki diseases. Kawasaki disease Treatment in Hyderabad
Kawasaki disease is a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. However, with effective treatment, few children will suffer permanent damage.
Heart complications include:
- Inflammation of the blood vessels, usually the coronary arteries, that supply blood to the heart
- Inflammation of the heart muscle
- Heart valve problems