How Do You Get Kawasaki Disease? Topic Guide

How Do You Get Kawasaki Disease? How Do You Get Kawasaki Disease?: Kawasaki disease (Kawasaki syndrome or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is an illness that creates inflammation in the medium-sized arteries of the body. Signs and symptoms include fever, rash, extremity changes, lymphadenopathy, internal organ involvement, bulbar conjunctivitis, and enathem. Treatment aims to prevent coronary artery aneurysms and other possible cardiac complications.

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How Do You Get Kawasaki Disease? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

pentoxifylline Pentoxifylline

Pentoxifylline causes changes in your blood that help improve blood flow. This also helps your blood carry oxygen to your tissues and organs...learn more »

methylprednisolone (injection) Methylprednisolone (injection)

Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

methylprednisolone Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »