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Kawasaki disease can _______ serious health problems. Thus, your child will likely be treated in a hospital, at least for the early part of treatment.
The standard treatment during the disease's acute phase is _______ aspirin and immune globulin. Immune globulin is a medicine that's injected into a vein.
Most children who receive these treatments improve greatly within 24 hours. For a small number of children, fever remains. These children may need a second _______of immune globulin.
At the start of treatment, your child will receive high doses of aspirin. As soon as his or her fever goes away, a low dose of aspirin is given. The low dose helps prevent blood _______, which can form in the inflamed small arteries.
Most children treated for Kawasaki disease fully recover from the acute phase and don't need any further treatment. They should, however, follow a healthy diet and _______ healthy lifestyle habits. Taking these steps can help lower the risk of future heart disease. (Following a healthy lifestyle is _______for all children, not just those who have Kawasaki disease.)
Children who have had immune globulin should wait 11 months before having the measles and _______vaccines. Immune globulin can prevent those vaccines from working well.