Kawasaki Disease Symptoms
Kawasaki Disease has a range of symptoms including a characteristic and distinctively persistent high fever for five days or more, rash, bloodshot eyes, “strawberry” tongue, cracked, dry lips, redness of the fingers and toes. If a child has a persistent fever together with two or more of these symptoms, THINK Kawasaki Disease.
Cracked lips / Strawberry tongue
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Professor Robert Tulloh gives an overview of the Lifetime cardiovascular management of patients with previous Kawasaki Disease Paper published recently by Heart BMJ. WARNING: This podcast is by a doctor and for other doctors. It may contain content that is not generally suitable, especially for children. We would advise listening with caution.
Marking Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, 26 January, read our Founder Rachael's blog, on why she raises awareness of Kawasaki Disease
International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day 2020 – Impact Statement
Read our summary of the impact made by #TeamSocieti this Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day 2020. Thank you to everyone involved in making this year the most successful Awareness Day campaign yet! Download our Impact Statement here.
Why I do what I do…
To mark Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, 26 January, our Founder, Rachael, writes on why she raises awareness of Kawasaki Disease. 26 January 2020 Imagine… Imagine seeing the trajectory of your child’s world shift, dramatically, negatively. And as you “watch” you’re powerless. Absolutely powerless to act. Imagine it’s worse than that in fact. Because you KNOW […]
Veswas Gala 2019 – Fabulous Fundraiser
An amazing Gala Ball… WHAT CAN WE SAY?! We were lucky enough to be invited guests at a truly SPECTACULAR VESWAS GALA BALL… Spectacular in EVERY sense – from the gorgeous canapés and drinks reception, to the excitement of the grand entrance to the ball, fuelled by fabulous music, a light show and a carpet […]
November 2019 UPDATED NICE Guidance published – Kawasaki Disease; Fever in Under 5’s
We WILL protect tiny hearts! Shaping national guidance…💕 …NICE – which is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, have confirmed and now published revised guidance for Fever in under 5’s on their website. This includes new recommendations for Kawasaki Disease!!! See here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng143/chapter/Recommendations#kawasaki-disease Creating Change The changes are highly significant and very important indeed […]
Featured Downloads & Resources
TEMPERS! Awareness Raising Leaflet
Societi Christmas Newsletter 2019
Impact Statement – Awareness Day 2019
Understanding some of the possible longer term issues
Kawasaki Disease is increasingly common. EXPECT to see it. Be READY to treat it.
39% of babies diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease develop serious heart damage
Kawasaki Support Group
Are you looking for support and someone to talk to after a diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease?
Our Family Resource Portal
If you’ve been affected by Kawasaki Disease, you’ll find lots of additional information on these pages. There’s answers to questions you might have, an overview of what you might expect, an interview with one of our Kawasaki Disease experts, Professor Tulloh – hear from other families about their experiences and much more!
Latest Research for Clinicians
Kawasaki Disease: a prospective population survey in the UK and Ireland from 2013 to 2015
Kawasaki Disease is an increasingly common vasculitis with risk of coronary artery aneurysms. The last UK survey was in 1990. Current epidemiology, treatment patterns and complication rates are unknown. The aim of this study, undertaken across the UK and Ireland, was to address this knowledge gap.
Kawasaki disease: New info to enhance our index of suspicion
Every clinician needs a high index of suspicion. This paper contains new information to enhance it.
How to spot zebras – Kawasaki Disease
‘When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras’ – the old adage is well-known to GPs but what should you do when faced with a zebra, not a horse?