Kawasaki Disease Diagnosis is the Key Presented by Chara Hall
Also known as Kawasaki syndrome Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome Involves the skin, mouth, and lymph nodes Inflammation of the blood vessels Main cause of acquired heart disease in kids No known cause Virus suspected – not contagious 2 What is Kawasaki Disease?
80% of children are under age 5 Most common in Asian boys 2000 - 4200 cases each year in United States 10 day “window” to diagnosis Heart problem occurrences increase after 10 days Estimated 80% fully recover 1 % will die from Kawasaki disease 3 Who is at Risk?
Phase 1 – Lasts2 Weeks 104° temperature for 5 days Red eyes Sore throat Swollen lymph nodes 4
6 SkinReactions Red rash on body
SkinReactions 7 Palms of hands swell Soles of feet swell Red - purple in color
Phase 2 – Lasts2 Weeks Skin peels from hands and feet Swollen painful joints Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain 8
Wrong Diagnosis 9
PossibleLongTermEffects Aneurysm in the coronary arteries Can lead to Coronary heart disease Early heart attacks Heart rhythm problems Inflammation of the heart 11 YouTube - Kawasaki Disease - Animated Heart
Kawasaki Disease Foundation MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia American Heart Association 12 To learn more