Kawasaki Disease

Donna - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 8 month old son was recently taken into hospital and diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease. Nobody i know seems to know what it is or anything about it. Does anyone have any experience of this?

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Shirley - posted on 04/16/2010

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Hi Donna,

I haven't had any experience with KD but I did a little search for you as I have access to medical sites and I have copied the web addresses for you. From what I have read the cause is unknown they seem to think that it may be related to or stem from an infection but which they don't know. It mainly affects pre-schoolers and it is not contagious. It is treatable with imunoglobins and once it is cleared it usually doesn't come back. Only a small percentage of children get it twice. Have a look at the websites they are quite informative. The best one I found was the one from medscape, it gives a whole background, pathophysiology, clinical history, statistics etc.

I hope this has helped you, good luck, your baby will be fine...



http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/hea...



http://www.chw.health.nsw.gov.au/parents...



http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80...

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