Symptoms of Kawasaki Disease
Children with Kawasaki disease usually get these symptoms:
- Fever for at least five days
- Red, patchy skin rash on the trunk and around the groin
- Swelling and redness in the hands and feet, with peeling skin later on
- Bloodshot eyes
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- Red, swollen, cracked lips, mouth, throat and tongue (sometimes called strawberry tongue)
Some children also get swollen joints, pain, stomachache, diarrhea and vomiting.
It’s common for children to be uncomfortable and irritable because of their symptoms.
Kawasaki Disease Diagnosis
To diagnose this condition, your doctor will examine your child and check their temperature. The doctor will ask for details about any symptoms your child has, their health history and your family health history.
There is no test for Kawasaki disease.
To rule out other illnesses and to check your check your child’s heart, your doctor might do tests like blood tests, electrocardiogram, echocardiography and chest X-rays.