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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39% of babies diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease develop serious heart damage – new study shows
A shocking 39% of infants (babies under one) affected by Kawasaki Disease had serious heart damage – and up to 20% of all children developed coronary artery aneurysms. These children now need specialist care – for life.
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 […]
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
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?