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Treatments for Kawasaki disease

Treatments for Kawasaki disease:

Early recognition and treatment of Kawasaki disease is critical to minimizing the chances of develop serious, even life-threatening, complications, such as aneurysms and heart attack. Even with early recognition and treatment, about one quarter of children with Kawasaki disease develop complications with the coronary arteries. However, death only occurs in about 1% of children with Kawasaki disease.

Treatment is aggressive and includes hospitalization, close monitoring and medications.

Medications include administering high-doses of gamma globulin intravenously. A high fever that does not break with usual doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) is typical of Kawasaki disease. In the hospital setting, this fever is treated by medically monitored high-dose aspirin.

Long-term treatment for children and adults with a history of Kawasaki disease includes regular medical care. This includes having an echocardiogram yearly to screen for heart disease and other heart problems.

Treatment List for Kawasaki disease

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Kawasaki disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Hospital admission
  • Close cardiovascular monitoring
  • Aspirin for patients with small aneurysms
  • Dipyridamole
  • Immunomodulatory agents
  • Immune globulin
  • Carimune
  • Gammagard
  • Gammar-P
  • Antiplatelet agents
  • Persantine

Kawasaki disease: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Kawasaki disease may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Kawasaki disease:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Kawasaki disease include:

  • Immune Globulin (intravenous)
  • Carimune
  • Carimune NF
  • Flebogamma
  • Gamimune N
  • Gammagard S/D
  • Gammar-P
  • Gamunex
  • Iveegam EN
  • Octagam
  • Panglobulin
  • Panglobulin NF
  • Polygam S/D
  • Iveegam Immuno
  • Cilax
  • Intacglobin
  • Sandoblobulina

Latest treatments for Kawasaki disease:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Kawasaki disease:

  • Intravenous gammaglobulin
  • Aspirin

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