If it is the first time that you might read or hear about this disease, top of mind reaction would be, maybe this disease is only in Japan or you may think this disease is somewhat connected to a brand of motorcycle. It is then important to know what this disease really is, before it hits you or cause your death. Kawasaki disease, also known as Kawasaki syndrome is considered as one of the rare diseases that could afflict 19 out of 100,000 children in the United States alone. This disease, basing only on its name, originates from Japan but can affect any ethnic group. Given this assumption, Africans or Filipinos or Australians are not safe from the complications of this killer disease as this disease knows no race. This disease affects children under five years of age in average.
This disease could start from a typical high fever that lasts for days, coupled with severe eye redness, and rashes on certain parts of the body as stomach and chest. A common illness that could affect almost everyone in an ordinary day; yet what makes Kawasaki disease different is its tendency to cause inflammation in the blood vessels which could lead to a possible heart failure if not treated immediately. Lymph nodes are also affected and could lead to serious conditions if not determined given attention urgently. Sore throat and dry lips are also some of the visible symptoms of Kawasaki disease. This disease may appear as the typical flu that can be cured using over the counter drugs or herbal medicine, but this is a serious medical condition that could cost the life of a child as it has been for year already.
The Kawasaki disease may be an alarming disease as it can lead to severe conditions wherein the situations may or may not lead to cure or even to death, but treatment could start from early detection and monitoring of the patient through hospitalization and proper medication. If not given proper attention, Kawasaki disease may lead to worse cases as aneurysms and heart attack. Remember that a lot of severe diseases could start from a simple fever that lasts for two days or so; and the key is always to have a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and enough exercise that will make you less vulnerable from catching viruses and bacteria that are present in the immediate environment.