Kawasaki Disease

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Kawasaki Disease

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Why everyone needs to know about Kawasaki disease

Besides having the distinction of being the only fever in children that is treated with Aspirin, these are the reasons why everyone needs to know about Kawasaki disease:

1. It is often misdiagnosed.

Many of the symptoms associated with Kawasaki disease are also associated with numerous other childhood illnesses, making it difficult for doctors to determine the true cause of the symptoms. To complicate matters even further, the symptoms may not show up at the same time (as in Isaiah's case) or many of the symptoms may not show up at all (incomplete KD). Currently, there is no diagnostic test for Kawasaki disease.  It is typically diagnosed using a combination…

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