What Is Kawasaki Disease and What Cause It?

Q:
What is Kawasaki disease and what cause it?

A:
Kawasaki disease causes inflammation in walls of arteries. It often appears in children. It can also do harm to lymph nodes, skin, and the mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose and throat.

It is treatable. Most people recover from it without serious problems.

No one know the exact cause of Kawasaki disease. Scientists believe that it is not contagious. Certain genes may increase the possibility your child develops Kawasaki disease.

 

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