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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.
Some of the possible treatments for Kawasaki disease from various sources may include:
Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Kawasaki disease may include:
The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Kawasaki disease:
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'Kawasaki disease' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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