Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, is an acute febrile illness of unknown etiology that primarily affects children younger than 5 years of age. Kawasaki disease causes swelling (inflammation) in children in the walls of small to medium-sized blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body. Kawasaki disease commonly leads to inflammation of the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. Kawasaki disease is a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in developed countries. However, with treatment, few children have lasting damage.
Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)
Lasting at least for 5 days
Skin rash and redness
or Throwing up
or Abdominal pain
Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes
or Mass or swelling at the neck
or Child is constantly crying
Cough with mucus or without mucus
or Runny nose
If you have Kawasaki Disease, then a visit to a rheumatologist is recommended.