Kawasaki disease

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Noun1.Kawasaki disease - an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever; of unknown cause
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Ka·wa·sa·ki dis·ease

, Kawasaki syndrome
n. Kawasaki, enfermedad de, enfermedad infantil con manifestación febril aguda, conjuntivitis, lesiones bucales, enrojecimiento, infl.de los dedos de las manos y los pies.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus is an uncommon cause of coronary artery aneurysms, with Kawasaki disease being a much more common cause in children.
Kawasaki disease can be a frightening condition in children of six months to five years old.
After a week of this treatment not really making a dif- dif ference, and Max developing other symptoms such as red eyes and cracked lips, the diagnosis changed to something neither Jo nor I had ever heard of - Kawasaki Disease.
Echocardiography (EKO) which was performed in terms of "incomplete" Kawasaki disease was found to be normal.
In a study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, a team of researchers showed how Kawasaki disease is a predisposition to develop accelerated atherosclerosis, often called hardening of the arteries, in young adulthod.
At a few years old, Kelly was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a rare childhood disorder that was treated in about a week.
Systemic infection with HBoV-1 and possible association of this virus with other diseases such as gastroenteritis, Kawasaki disease, and hepatitis have been reported (6-8).
Kawasaki disease is often treated with transfusions of blood rich in antibodies, but it is not known if Jett underwent such therapy.
A team of Japanese and American researchers has identified a gene associated with Kawasaki disease, which begins with a high fever and skin rashes and can lead to coronary artery aneurysms if left untreated, according to a report posted Monday on the online edition of U.
Her expertise is in pediatric infectious diseases with keen interests in vaccines, and Kawasaki disease.

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