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Kawasaki Disease (cont.)

Kawasaki Disease Medical Treatment and Follow-up

Once Kawasaki disease is diagnosed, it is imperative to treat within 10 days of onset of the child's fever. This is due to the fact that the damage to the coronary arteries usually occurs after the 10th day of illness during the subacute phase of the disease. The current therapy includes admission to a hospital and administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG or gammaglobulin) and high-dose aspirin until the child's fever resolves, followed by low-dose aspirin for six to eight weeks until a normal ECHO has been obtained. If a child has any evidence of coronary artery abnormality, a pediatric cardiologist continues to clinically follow them.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/8/2015

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