An uncommon illness with a very high fever is shows the effect of Kawasaki syndrome. The fever can continue for more two weeks.
There are many symptoms associated with Kawasaki syndrome.
Few of the major Kawasaki syndrome symptoms are as follows:
- The rheumatic fever unexpectedly reaches beyond the limit of 104 degree Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Celsius.
- Red eyes or conjunctivitis is a common occurrence.
- Rashes all over the chest and genital part are seen.
- Mucous membrane of the mouth becomes red.
- Tongue turns red, which is also termed as strawberry tongue. There is also a white coating on the tongue.
- Cracked and swollen lips are also seen in patients.
- Palms of the hands and soles of the feet become red.
- Lymph nodes near the neck region swell up.
- Increased heart beat is noticed. This is known as tachycardia.
- The patient faces problems in breathing.
- Joint pain or arthritis is one of the major symptoms.
- The nails exhibit transverse grooves, which are known as Beau's lines.
- Jaundice can also be marked as one of the symptoms.
- Irritation is very general in patients.
- If the disease affects the heart, it can lead to more complications. Kawasaki syndrome also causes inflammation in the blood vessels, in the coronary arteries and is also known to cause coronary artery aneurysms, which is called as vasculitic changes. Myocardial infarction or severe heart attacks in infants can result due to these factors.
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