Kawasaki Disease begins with a fever above 102 degrees F that lasts for at least five days

Signs & Symptoms:
Kawasaki Disease begins with a fever above 102 degrees F that lasts for at least five days. Other signs and symptoms may include:

Rash anywhere on the body but more severe in the diaper area.
Red, bloodshot eyes without pus, drainage, or crusting.
Swelling and tenderness of a gland (lymph node) on one side of the neck.
Swollen hands and feet with redness on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
Very red, swollen, and cracked lips; strawberry-like tongue with rough, red spots.
Significant irritability and fussiness.
Peeling fingers and toes (typically 2 to 3 weeks after the beginning of fever)

Interesting Facts about Kawasaki disease

  1. IT’S THE LEADING CAUSE OF ACQUIRED HEART DISEASE IN CHILDREN
  2. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT, BUT WE SUSPECT IT’S VIRAL
  3. IT’S DIAGNOSED BY OBSERVING A GROUP OF SYMPTOMS.
    4.THE SYMPTOMS DON’T HAPPEN ALL AT ONCE.
  4. PROMPT TREATMENT IMPROVES OUTCOMES. “CRASH and burn"

C – CONJUNCTIVITIS: The white part of the eyes get really red but have no drainage.
R – RASH: Which is red but generally not itchy.
A – ADENOPATHY: One side of the neck will be swollen in the lymph nodes.
S – STRAWBERRY: Their tongues will resemble the fruit: red, swollen, beefy, with little indentations that look like a strawberry. However, it can also cause dry, red, swollen, cracked red lips.
H – HANDS and feet: The hands and feet will swell, and potentially two weeks later, they will peel.
Burn – This describes the fever that is typical of all Kawasaki disease. The fevers are typically high, 103-104 °F and last for at least five to seven days or longer. In general, a child must have five days of fever to consider a Kawasaki Disease diagnosis.