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
World Heart Day 2021 – Impact Statement
International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day 2021 Impact Statement
International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day 2021 was phenomenal – our most successful campaign yet! #TeamSocieti filled the entire month of January with Kawasaki Disease awareness raising and projects designed to get everyone to KNOW Kawasaki Disease. Our Impact Statement highlights just some of #TeamSocieti’s amazing successes, remarkable achievements and the hard work which led to […]
Christmas Newsletter 2020
Our Christmas 2020 Newsletter is here! And what a year it has been…! We hope you enjoy reading our jam-packed Christmas Newsletter full to the rafters of the incredible work of so many phenomenal Societi supporters – there’s never enough space mind you! Grab yourself a hot drink and mince pie, sit back, relax, and […]
Know Kawasaki Disease
HAVE YOUR SOUND ON and WATCH our powerful and hard-hitting campaign video as parents, whose children have been affected by Kawasaki Disease, share their heart felt plea, to ‘Know Kawasaki Disease’ – the leading cause of acquired heart disease in UK children. On average children are misdiagnosed 2-3 times before receiving a correct diagnosis of […]
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?