Kawasaki disease can't be _______. However, most children who have the disease usually _______ within weeks of getting symptoms. Further problems are rare.
The disease _______ some children's coronary arteries, which can cause serious problems. These children need long-term _______ and treatment.
_______ continue to look for the cause of Kawasaki disease and better ways to _______ and treat it. They also hope to learn more about long-term health _______, if any, for people who have had the disease.
Other Names for Kawasaki Disease
Mucocutaneous _______ node syndrome
What Causes Kawasaki Disease?
The cause of Kawasaki disease isn't known. The body's response to a virus or _______ combined with genetic factors may cause the disease. However, no specific virus or infection has been found, and the role of_______isn't known.
Kawasaki disease can't be _______ 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.
Who Is at Risk for Kawasaki Disease?
Kawasaki disease affects children of all races and ages and both_______. It occurs most often in children of Asian and Pacific Island_______.
The disease is more _______ to affect boys than girls. Most cases _______ in children younger than 5 years old. Kawasaki disease is _______ in children older than 8.