Kawasaki Disease Topic Guide
Kawasaki Disease: Kawasaki disease is an illness that mainly affects children under 5 years of age. Symptoms and signs include rash, strawberry tongue and fever. Treatment involves administering IV immunoglobulin and high-dose aspirin until the fever ends, followed by low-dose aspirin for six to eight weeks.
Vasculitis Vasculitis is inflammation and damage to blood vessels or blood vessel walls caused by certain diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, giant cell arteritis, Kawasaki disease, hepatitis B and C, lymphoma, and more. Treatment depends on the cause of the underlying condition causing vasculitis.