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What Is Kawasaki Disease?
Kawasaki disease is a rare childhood disease. It's a form of a condition called_________. This condition involves inflammation of the blood vessels.
In Kawasaki disease, the walls of the blood vessels throughout the body become _________. The disease can affect any type of blood vessel in the body, including the arteries, veins, and _________.
Sometimes Kawasaki disease affects the coronary arteries, which carry _________ blood to the heart. As a result, some children who have Kawasaki disease may develop serious heart problems.
The cause of Kawasaki disease isn't known. The body's _________ to a virus or infection combined with genetic factors may cause the disease. However, no specific virus or infection has been found, and the _________ of genetics isn't known.
The disease can't be passed from one child to another. Your child won't get it from close _________ with a child who has the disease. Also, if your child has the disease, he or she can't pass it to another child.
Kawasaki disease affects children of all _________ and ages and both genders. It occurs most often in children of Asian and Pacific Island _________. The disease is more likely to affect boys than girls. Most cases _________ in children younger than 5 years old.
One of the main _________ of Kawasaki disease is a fever that lasts longer than 5 days. The fever remains high even after _________ with standard childhood fever medicines.
Children who have the disease also may have red eyes, red lips, and redness on the _________ of their hands and _________ of their feet. These are all signs of inflamed blood vessels.
Early treatment helps reduce the risk of Kawasaki disease affecting the _________ arteries and causing serious problems.