The Enlarging Of Arteries – Kawasaki Disease

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Kawasaki is a new disease spreading throughout the globe. This disease makes blood vessels to swell and causes redness in them. The disease can result in death. It is a heart disease, discovered in infants and young children in the US. Around 4,200 children are diagnosed with this disease every year. The age group of children that are most affected by the disease is between infants to 15.

Fever is the main symptom of the disease. Other symptoms might include red eyes, rashes all over the body, cracked lips, sore throat, swollen palms, and swollen foot toes.

Kawasaki Disease

If the disease is not treated properly under the medication, it can make the situation very complex. It affects the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that are responsible to supply blood to heart muscles. This is called inflammation. It will further cause the enlargement of the coronary arteries that can lead to weak blood vessels.  

Effects of Kawasaki Disease

This disease is most common in infants and children. It can’t be discovered in teenagers or elders. Kawasaki disease is not contagious. It has no connection with a family medical history and doesn’t get transmitted from one person to another. However, the scientist couldn’t discover the core reason for this disease.

The disease can be completely be treated if found in the early stages. However, if it found the latter, the disease is still curable. In case if it is not diagnosed in its early stages, it can be a little more difficult for doctors to handle the situation. The disease is identified by the basic symptom i.e. fever. If the fever endures for 5 days, the doctors can sense that it is Kawasaki. Another way to identify diseases is to have an echocardiogram to see the clear picture of the heart. Another way to diagnose Kawasaki is a urine and blood test.

This disease is very common in Japan and Korean. It is treated through the dose of IVIG and Aspirin. Moreover, Aspirin helps in reducing fever, joint swelling, pain, and rashes and blood clotting. 

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