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
Organisations with BIG hearts joins forces for Kawasaki Disease Awareness!
Organisations with big hearts join forces for Kawasaki Disease Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the UK. Hundreds of children each year in the UK are affected by Kawasaki Disease and that number is rising dramatically. But as an illness, worryingly, it remains little known. “All Heart” – that’s what it’s ALL […]
Our Impact – Awareness Day 2018
Download our Awareness Day 2018 Impact Statement here! Creating Conversations Working together in advance of International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, tens of ideas were developed and so many projects were planned to help us grow our U.K. Kawasaki Conversation. Resourcing Conversations Only with the fantastic support of our many fundraisers over time, were we then […]
TICK TOCK tick tock, Kawasaki Disease treatment time still too slow – putting children’s hearts at risk!
TICK TOCK, Tick Tock – We don’t have time! “Slow treatment times for Kawasaki Disease continue to put children’s hearts at risk” – says Societi, the U.K. Foundation for Kawasaki Disease Today – International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day – sees the start of a campaign for every doctor and every parent in the UK to know […]
Children’s hearts at risk because of lack of knowledge of Kawasaki Disease
On World Heart Day we want everyone to know about our TEMPERS! – a mnemonic created by Societi to make Kawasaki Disease memorable.
Kawasaki Support Group
Are you a family looking for support and someone to talk to after a diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease?
NEW! Family Resource Portal
We have launched our Family Portal! Family Portal pages are now live! 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 interview with one of our Kawasaki Disease experts, Professor Tulloh – hear from other families about their experience, and much more!
Latest Research for Clinicians
Corticosteroid therapy in Kawasaki Disease
This study suggests that corticosteroids combined with IVIG as initial therapy for KD showed a more protective effect against CAA, compared with conventional IVIG therapy, and the efficacy was more pronounced in the high-risk patient group.
Kawasaki Disease Increases the Incidence of Myopia
The prevalence of myopia has rapidly increased in recent decades and has led to a considerable global public health concern.
Management of Kawasaki disease in adults
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries.