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Identifying Rashes on Babies and Toddlers:
    Contagious Rashes - Kawasaki Disease

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Kawasaki is characterised by an inflammation of the blood vessels throughout the body. It can result in complications if the heart vessels are involved.

It is still not known what causes Kawasaki disease, but it is thought that a virus or bacteria may be the culprit. Kawasaki disease was only first reported in 1967 by Dr Kawasaki and occurs more frequently in children of Asian, Pacific and Afro-Caribbean descent, but can affect children of all nationalities.

Undiagnosed and untreated Kawasaki disease can cause heart attack, heart failure and coronary artery thrombosis. Treatment normally provides quick improvement and greatly lowers the risk of heart disease or other complications. Kawasaki disease does have a small chance (1-2%) of recurrence even if it is treated.

Kawasaki disease has an incubation period of: not known




Symptoms of Kawasaki disease


Treatment of Kawasaki disease


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  Last reviewed: 3 July 2009 || Last updated: 6 October 2009


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