Kawasaki Disease Symptoms
Kawasaki Disease is increasingly common with c. 1,000 hospital admissions each year in the UK. Symptoms include a characteristic and distinctively persistent high fever for five days or more, plus two or more of the following symptoms – rash, bloodshot eyes, “strawberry” tongue, cracked, dry lips, redness of the fingers and toes, swollen glands (often just on one side).
If a child has a persistent fever together with two or more of these symptoms, THINK Kawasaki Disease. Early treatment is critical to reduce the risk of lifelong heart disease.
Cracked lips / Strawberry tongue
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UPDATED 24 MAY 2020 - Information and answers to your questions, from trusted sources on Covid-19, Kawasaki Disease, PIMS and more.
Information for parents from an expert trusted source, on what to do if your child is unwell during the coronavirus pandemic
Read Societi Foundation’s Annual Report 2018-2019
Read Societi Foundation’s Annual Report 2018 – 2019
Societi Scientific Advisory Board response to press coverage on Kawasaki Disease and Covid-19
We’ve been contacted by a huge number of families regarding the severe worry caused by social media and other media coverage on Covid-19 and Kawasaki Disease. A lot of these media articles were confused and contained little factual information. Whilst we acknowledge the important role of the medical community observing these cases and support efforts […]
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 […]
Featured Downloads & Resources
TEMPERS! Awareness Raising Leaflet
National Strategy Review 2016 – 2020 – Impact Statement
Kawasaki Disease Shared Statement
Societi Foundation Annual Report 2018-2019
RCPCH Advice for Parents during Coronavirus/Covid-19
Societi Christmas Newsletter 2019
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?