04 April 2011

Kawasaki Disease and Symptoms

Kawasaki Disease and Symptoms. Kawasaki disease which is also known as the kawasaki syndrome, lymph node syndrome or sometimes as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is a autoimmune condition in which the walls of both small and medium arteries in the entire body including the coronary arteries are affected. 


Kawasaki Disease Signs and Symptoms 


According to Wikipedia, the commons signs and symptoms of Kawasaki disease include: 

"High-grade fever (greater than 39 °C or 102 °F; often as high as 40 °C or 104 °F). The duration of fever is on average one to two weeks; in the absence of treatment, it may extend for three to four weeks. However, when appropriate therapy is started the fever is gone after two days.

Red eyes (conjunctivitis) bilateral without pus or drainage, also known as "conjunctival injection".
Strawberry tongue, white coating on the tongue or prominent red bumps (papillae) on the back of the tongue.
Peeling (desquamation) palms and soles (later in the illness); peeling may begin around the nails.
Rash which may take many forms, non-specific, polymorphic, non-itchy, but not vesicle-bullous lesions, and appears on the trunk.

Swollen lymph nodes (frequently only one lymph node is swollen, and is usually on one side), particularly in the neck area."
Kawasaki Disease Signs and Symptoms

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