Kawasaki Disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children
Early Treatment is Key
Kawasaki Disease (KD)
Kawasaki Disease has a range of symptoms – affected children may develop a persistent high fever (for five days or more), rash, swollen glands, red eyes, red and dry cracked lips, red “strawberry tongue”, and swelling of the hands and feet.Learn more
If children are treated within 10 days of the first onset of symptoms then they have a greater chance of a full recovery with no long term damage to their coronary arteries or heart.Read more
KD & THE HEART
Kawasaki Disease is one of the leading causes of acquired heart disease in Australian Children. When untreated a small percentage of children will develop coronary artery changes (on echo), which may lead to ongoing problems.
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Kawasaki Disease Foundation
The KD Foundation Australia strives to raise awareness of this serious illness to increase early detection and treatment for children. The Foundation also provides much needed support for affected families.Learn More
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