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Medical research kawasaki disease

  1. 1. Medical Research Kawasaki Disease Jaclyn Land, Stephanie Breslin, Ashti Paray
  2. 2. People Who Can Get It? <ul><li>This disease is effected by children five years and younger </li></ul><ul><li>It is most common among children of Japanese and Korean but can effect all ethic groups </li></ul><ul><li>This disease happens to mostly males but females also get it as well </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the disease? <ul><li>Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, lymph node syndrome and mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the medium-sized blood vessels throughout the body become inflamed, it is a rare condition in children </li></ul>
  4. 4. Signs and Symptoms? <ul><li>A persistent fever lasting at least 5 days is considered a classic sign </li></ul><ul><li>Other symptoms often include-extremely bloodshot or red eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Bright red, chapped, or cracked lips </li></ul><ul><li>Red mucus membranes in the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberry tongue with white coating on the tongue or prominent red bumps on the back of the tongue </li></ul>
  5. 5. Effects? <ul><li>Not treated within the first 10 days can lead to heart problems ; Cases that go untreated can lead to more serious complications, such as vasculitis , an inflammation of the blood vessels. This can be dangerous because it can affect the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Fever, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, irritation and redness of the whites of the eyes, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and irritation and inflammation of the mouth, lips and throat. </li></ul>
  6. 6. When does it occur? <ul><li>This disease happens most often in the late winter and early spring. </li></ul><ul><li>This disease happens to children five years and younger. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where does it affect? <ul><li>Kawasaki disease affects the body in many ways. In addition to developing a high fever, the child's eyes, throat, tongue, and lips are reddened, with the lips becoming dry and cracked. A red rash usually appears over the middle of the body and the genital area, and hands, feet, and neck's lymph nodes often swell. The skin on fingers and toes starts to peel, and the child may also experience diarrhea, vomiting, joint pain, and inflammation of the brain tissue and gallbladder. Some sick children develop heart problems, such as irregular heart beat, and a portion of those children develop a more serious heart condition, such as coronary artery aneurysm </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why does it happen? <ul><li>It does not appear to be hereditary or contagious. Because the illness frequently occurs in outbreaks, an infectious agent (such as a virus) is the likely cause. It is very rare for more than one child in a family to develop Kawasaki disease . </li></ul>
  9. 9. How is it treated? <ul><li>- Treated with medicines. Long-term care may be needed and might include continued medicine, limited physical activity and repeated testing. Early treatment of Kawasaki disease prevents most blood vessel and heart damage. If children with Kawasaki disease are hospitalized and treated within 10 days after the first signs of illness, the risk of heart disease and aneurysms greatly decreases </li></ul><ul><li>It can be cured if treated as soon as possible </li></ul>
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  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>Sakata, k. (n.d) Kawasaki disease. </li></ul>PubMED HEALTH. RETRIEVED FEBRUARY 6, 2012 FROM WWW.NCBI.NIM.NIH.GOV/PUBMEDHEALTH/PMH0001984/ <ul><li>Joel Klein,md kawasaki disease </li></ul>KIDSHEALTH. RETRIEVED FEBRUARY 6, 2012 FROM WWW.KIDSHEALTH.ORG/PARENT/MEDICAL/HEART/KAWASAKI.HTML <ul><li>Webmd. Kawasaki disease </li></ul>Heart disease health center. Retrieved February 6, 2012 from <ul><li>MAYO CLINIC STAFF. KAWASAKI DISEASE </li></ul>Definition . Retrieved February 7, 2012 from