Is kawasaki disease a lifelong disease?

Is kawasaki disease a lifelong disease?

Is kawasaki disease a lifelong disease?
Is kawasaki disease a lifelong disease?

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Kawasaki disease is not a lifelong disease, but this disease can leave complications individuals bear for the rest of their lives. In fact, kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease among children.

Kawasaki disease is characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the entire body. Without prompt treatment, this disease is life-threatening.

Complications of kawasaki disease includes:

  • aneurysm -- weakening and bulging of blood vessel wall which can potentially rupture (causing internal bleeding and blockage of blood flow)
  • dysrhythmia --irregar heart rythm
  • myocarditis -- inflammation of the heart
  • vasculitis -- inflammation of blood vessels


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