WHD Facebook post 2
Today is World Heart Day, please help me….. like and share my post on Kawasaki Disease – the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the UK – a cause that is VERY important to me.
SYMPTOMS of Kawasaki Disease are similar to many childhood illnesses which is why it’s often misdiagnosed. But Kawasaki Disease has a distinctive PERSISTENT FEVER for FIVE DAYS which can occur with a range of symptoms which you can remember easily with @SocietiFoundations “TEMPERS” mnemonic.
T – Temperature – persistent high fever for 5 days
E – Erythema – Reddened hands & feet with swelling
M – Mouth – dry, sore mouth, cracked lips – “strawberry tongue”
P – Pace – Treat EARLY to reduce potential heart damage
E – Eyes – bloodshot (not sticky)
R – Rash
S – Swollen glands in the neck, often just on one side
If a child has a persistent fever for 5 days and 2 or more symptoms listed above – Kawasaki Disease should always be considered as a possibility.
For more information please visit www.societi.org.uk
Thank you 💕
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