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​​​​Kawasaki Disease - Key Facts

​​​​Resources for Clinicians - Kawasaki Disease 

​​​​​​​​TEMPERS! Awareness Raising Leaflet
Date: June 2017

One of our biggest challenges is making Kawasaki Disease memorable!  Our Founder, Rachael, created the TEMPERS mnemonic for us with the aim of doing just that! If you're able to meet the cost of P&P and a contribution towards printing we can send you copies of these if you'd like to distribute them.  Just
get in touch!

Kawasaki Disease Myths & Facts - Do you know Kawasaki Disease?

​Date: June 2017


​Developed following many 'Kawasaki Conversations' with doctors and families who have experienced a Kawasaki Disease diagnosis, it's clear that there is out dated information in circulation about Kawasaki Disease which we're keen to help move on.  We've collected these 'myths' and, with our Scientific Advisory Board of UK leading Professors, presented the facts alongside. Download your own set of myths and facts here.  http://bit.ly/Societi2vFd4Qg

Societi UK National Strategy for Kawasaki Disease

Date: March 2016


We have prepared an ambitious strategy to enable a co-ordinated approach to tackling Kawasaki Disease across the UK. Download our strategy here.

​​​​​​​NHS Improvement Service – Patient Safety Alert – Stage One Warning

Correspondence to: NHS Improvement Service (patientsafety.enquiries@nhs.net)
Publication date: May 2016


Requires action by all providers of NHS funded care to assess and act on risks re failure to recognise acute coronary syndromes in Kawasaki Disease patients.

​​​​​Kawasaki Disease information leaflet aimed at GPs, pharmacists and primary care practitioners
Date: February 2017

​Recognising the EARLY DIAGNOSIS is key, we created this flyer for primary care and pharmacy colleagues to raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease.


If you're able to meet the cost of P&P and a contribution towards printing we can send you copies of these if you'd like to distribute them.  Justget in touch!

Issues and Needs - A Societi Infographic for Kawasaki Disease
Date: May 2016


We have prepared a clear summary statement, helped by the inclusion of 'infographics' to set out clearly what the current position with regard to Kawasaki Disease is in the UK - and what needs to be done.  This can be used as an awareness raising poster/teaching aid or discussion point.

FOAM, Medical Education; See also asksniff.org.uk & @ASKSNIFF

Date: February 2015

​Correspondence to: Dr Damian Roland, University Hospitals Leicester


This fantastic clinical learning resource (see link below) has been shared with full consent of the patients family as obtained by the resource developers, ASKSNIFF who together with Dr Damian Roland (@Damian_Roland) have given Societi permission to provide a link here for clinicians visiting our site.


Presenting Complaint:  A 3 year old boy presents to an emergency department (ED) with a fever.
His parents describe him has having been very miserable from the start of the illness. Following a visit to his GP, he was prescribed penicillin but developed a widespread rash. He returned and an allergy was suspected. His antibiotics were switched to Clarithromycin but there was no improvement in his symptoms. 4 days into his illness he started complaining of pain in his right foot and his parents noticed he had been walking with a limp. Today they were worried he might be dehydrated as he had developed dry lips.


To access the resource: click here

​​​1. Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the U.K.  


2. Kawasaki Disease is the second most common paediatric vasculitis


3. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical and can improve outcomes for children with Kawasaki Disease - there is a direct link between treatment times and outcomes, in particular heart damage


4. A child with Kawasaki Disease will present with a persistent high fever and a combination of TWO OR MORE other symptoms including rash, bloodshot eyes, swollen fingers and toes, swollen glands and cracked lips/'strawberry' tongue.  If some of these symptoms exist with a high fever, please THINK Kawasaki Disease and treat early


5. Increasingly common, Kawasaki Disease cases are doubling every ten years across the globe and U.K. - and hospital admissions increased fourfold in the last decade - doctors should be ready to see it / ready to treat


6. Long term care is essential for ALL patients with Coronary artery aneurysms, whether these resolve or do not. UK Management guidelines include recommendations (see below).


7. The cause of Kawasaki Disease is unknown - much international research is ongoing but 50 years since its identification in Japan its cause is still uncertain

​​​​Learning & Information Resources - Kawasaki Disease 

Societi is a very new organisation - we celebrated our first birthday in December 2016. As we grow over time, we will extend this section of our website to include more resources, information and downloadable documents - as well as links to other useful websites.  ​Included below are documents information and education tools  / resources on Kawasaki Disease.


On other pages in this section you'll also find information for clinicians on:


- Kawasaki Disease Management - click here                     - Research - click here


​If you'd like us to include your information on our website, links to relevant papers or articles, please contact us.

Kawasaki Disease information leaflet aimed at GPs, pharmacists and primary care practitioners

Date: February 2017


​Recognising the EARLY DIAGNOSIS is key, we created this flyer for primary care and pharmacy colleagues to raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease

The UK Kawasaki Disease Foundation


Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the UK. It's time we changed that....

...together we will