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Pediatric Kawasaki Disease

Key Points about Kawasaki Disease in Children

  • Kawasaki disease is a serious condition that affects young children. It can damage blood vessels throughout the heart.
  • Kawasaki disease is diagnosed by having certain symptoms. For example, a fever lasting at least five days.
  • Your child’s healthcare provider will treat Kawasaki with aspirin, intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), or other medicines.
  • A child with Kawasaki disease may have serious complications, especially ones affecting the heart.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Rheumatology Treatment at Children's National Hospital

Pediatric specialists at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., have the expertise to diagnose, treat and manage autoimmune and inflammatory disorders in a growing child's muscles, tissues and joints. Discover more about the treatments we offer.

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Providers Who Treat Kawasaki Disease

    Departments that Treat Kawasaki Disease

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    The Division of Rheumatology aims to improve the health and quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal disorders through comprehensive, patient-focused care, including testing, treatment, and patient and family education programs.

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    Kawasaki Disease Program

    We treat children who are newly diagnosed with Kawasaki disease as well as children who have developed coronary artery aneurysms as a result of having Kawasaki disease. Learn more about the Children's National Kawasaki Disease Program.