Shulman ST. Erythema of foot. Fever persisting at least 5 days† and the presence of at least 4 of the following 5 principal features: 1. Don't miss a single issue. A single dose of 2 g per kg is administered within 10 days of illness or later if a patient has persistent fever, aneurysms, or inflammation. Some investigators consider this phase 1. How high has your child's fever been? Contact Blood tests help rule out other diseases and check your child's blood cell count. Get Permissions, Access the latest issue of American Family Physician. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents. Bilateral, painless bulbar conjunctival injection without exudate 4. 2014;133(4):e1009–e1014. Kawasaki syndrome and factors associated with coronary artery abnormalities in California. It represents the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in childhood. Takahashi K, Kawasaki disease is accompanied by an inflammatory and thrombogenic state; more recent evidence calls the role of aspirin into question.13–15. The erythema may be associated with painful induration. Diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of Kawasaki disease: a statement for health professionals from the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association. Gupta-Malhotra M, Treatment for heart complications related to Kawasaki disease depends on what type of heart condition is present. Gal D, Patient information: A handout on this topic is available at https://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/kawasaki-disease.html. Changes in extremities: Acute: Erythema and edema of hands and feet Convalescent: Membranous desquamation of fingertips 2. Chen HC, 2006;(4):CD004175. Takahashi K, J Pediatr. Son MB, Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization. "Mayo," "Mayo Clinic," "MayoClinic.org," "Mayo Clinic Healthy Living," and the triple-shield Mayo Clinic logo are trademarks of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and high-dose aspirin have traditionally been the cornerstones of Kawasaki disease management, although the role of aspirin has been called into question.13–15 Corticosteroids have been evaluated for the treatment of acute and refractory Kawasaki disease. This approach reduces development of coronary artery abnormalities from approximately 25% to less than 5%; development of giant aneurysms is reduced to 1%.7,13 The mechanism of action of IVIG is unknown, but effects may be from its modulation of cytokine production, influence on T-cell activity, and suppression of antibody synthesis.7,17, Acute disease is also marked by inflammation and platelet activation; aspirin is believed to modify the inflammatory state and prevent thrombosis, but it does not appear to impact the development of coronary aneurysms.7,13–15 The AHA guideline recommends high-dose aspirin, 80 to 100 mg per kg per day in four divided doses, until the patient is afebrile for 48 to 72 hours (some recommend continuing until the 14th day of illness has also passed).7 Afterward, low-dose aspirin at 3 to 5 mg per kg per day is given as a single dose until six to eight weeks after disease onset; if coronary abnormalities develop or persist, aspirin may be needed indefinitely.7,13–15 Because of concern for Reye syndrome, patients on long-term aspirin should receive the influenza vaccine, and varicella vaccination status should be checked and cautions given against potential exposure.7, Approximately 10% of patients have refractory disease that does not respond to initial therapy (i.e., fever persists or recurs 36 hours after initial IVIG dose). Aspirin helps prevent clotting. Symptoms. Author disclosure: No relevant financial affiliations. IVIG has a dose-dependent effect, with higher doses given in a single infusion having the greatest effect in preventing coronary abnormalities. Circulation. The symptoms can be severe for several days and can look scary to parents. There's no single test to diagnose Kawasaki disease, but there are some key signs that suggest a child may have this condition. Recognition of Kawasaki disease. Circulation. AskMayoExpert. Ishikawa T, High doses of aspirin may help treat inflammation. Your time with your doctor may be limited, so preparing a list of questions will help you make the most of your appointment. Clinical characteristics of Kawasaki syndrome and the risk factors for coronary artery lesions in China. A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. et al. 28. Daniels LB, Rashes can be diffuse maculopapular eruptions as seen here, or they may resemble a scarlatiniform or erythema multiforme–like rash. 7. There is no single blood test for Kawasaki disease or for PIMS, so a diagnosis is made based on symptoms. Copyright © 2015 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 4. 2013;43(3):182–186. §—Supplemental laboratory criteria include albumin ≤ 3.0 g/dL, anemia for age, elevation of alanine aminotransferase, platelets after 7 d ≥ 450,000/mm3, white blood cell count ≥ 15,000/mm3, and urine ≥ 10 white blood cells/high-power field. Saundankar J, 6(March 15, 2015) Erythema of hand. Figures 2 and 4 courtesy of Brent Lee Lechner, DO, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. Vaccine updates, safe care and visitor guidelines, and trusted coronavirus information, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Our caring team of Mayo Clinic experts can help you with your Kawasaki disease-related health concerns, Book: Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, 5th Edition. Lin MT, For information about the SORT evidence rating system, go to, In the absence of gold standard for diagnosis, this algorithm cannot be evidence based but rather represents the informed opinion of the expert committee. / Vol. Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in survivors of Kawasaki disease. Classic Kawasaki disease is diagnosed when patients have fever for five or more days with at least four of five principal clinical features: bilateral conjunctival injection, changes in the lips and oral cavity, cervical lymphadenopathy, extremity changes, and polymorphous rash7 (Table 11,7–12). Molkara DP, The mean annual incidence of Kawasaki disease across Canada is about 13 per 100 000 children less than 5 years of age, based on hospital discharge data from 1990 to 1995. Takahashi M, Oharaseki T, Atherosclerosis in survivors of Kawasaki disease. Saundankar J, Hong YM, It is characterized by prolonged fever, exanthem, conjunctivitis, mucous membrane inflammation, and lymphadenopathy. https://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/kawasaki-disease.html, http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/110/17/2747.full, https://www.pediatrics.ucsd.edu/research/Research_Centers/Kawasaki-Disease/Pages/default.aspx, What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective, Common Questions About Infectious Mononucleosis. SCOTT GROGAN, MD, MBA, is the director of faculty development and research at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. Mayo Clinic. The fever is often as high as 104°F (40°C). Molkara DP, All patients who have had Kawasaki disease should have, at a minimum, periodic cardiovascular risk assessment; those with persistent aneurysms should have more intensive screening. These clinical features tend to appear sequentially, which helps to differentiate Kawasaki disease from other disorders (Table 2 7,12). Imagawa T, Chen HC, 1967;16(3):178–222.... 2. Note the characteristic chapped, erythematous appearance of the lips. 21st ed. J Pediatr. Children. Dong Y, Oharaseki T, Classic (typical) Kawasaki disease is diagnosed based on the presence of a fever lasting five or more days, accompanied by four out of five findings: bilateral conjunctival injection, oral changes such as cracked and erythematous lips and strawberry tongue, cervical lymphadenopathy, extremity changes such as erythema or palm and sole desquamation, and polymorphous rash. We have discussed Kawasaki Disease in the past , but this time let us focus on the aspects that may lead to a Delayed Diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease. Kawasaki disease was first described in 19671; the causative factors are unknown. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. et al. Clinical characteristics of Kawasaki syndrome and the risk factors for coronary artery lesions in China. Kawasaki T. Gauvreau K, Polymorphous exanthema 3. Analysis of arterial function in adults with a history of Kawasaki disease. Is high-dose aspirin necessary in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease? 2017; doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000484. However, in some cases your child may also be referred to a doctor who specializes in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologist). The AHA guideline states that the relative roles of repeated use of IVIG and other adjunctive therapies (e.g., corticosteroids, TNF-α antagonists, plasma exchange, cyclophosphamide) are uncertain,7 although additional evidence has emerged since the last update. et al. Ruan Y, In the acute phase, conjunctival injection (Figure 1) occurs soon after the fever and is usually bilateral, nonpurulent, and painless, and spares the limbus. There is no specific diagnostic test, although laboratory and echocardiographic findings (e.g., elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level, hyponatremia, hypoalbuminemia, coronary aneurysms) may be helpful in evaluating suspected cases and differentiating Kawasaki disease from other conditions7  (Table 27,12). Dua JS. ECG = electrocardiography; INR = international normalized ratio. 2010;74(9):1989–2020. In: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Chen S, Baumer JH, Characteristics suggesting disease other than Kawasaki disease include exudative conjunctivitis, exudative pharyngitis, discrete intraoral lesions, bullous or vesicular rash, or generalized adenopathy. Circ J. Atherosclerosis in survivors of Kawasaki disease. ; Kliegman RM, et al. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states that your child may have Kawasaki disease if they have: a high temperature (fever) of 38C or above for longer than 5 days; at least 4 key symptoms 8. How long will the signs and symptoms last? © 1998-2020 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). 19. What websites do you recommend visiting? Kawasaki Disease Foundation. et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. Genetics of Kawasaki disease: what we know and don't know. / Once the fever goes down, your child may need to take low-dose aspirin for at least six weeks and longer if he or she develops a coronary artery aneurysm. Extremity changes may include induration and erythema of the hands (Figure 5) and feet (Figure 6); in the subacute phase, two to three weeks after fever onset, the fingers and toes may desquamate. 11. Intravenous immunoglobulin plus corticosteroid to prevent coronary artery abnormalities in Kawasaki disease: a meta-analysis. Burns JC, Uehara R, Because of the risk of serious complications, initial treatment for Kawasaki disease usually is given in a hospital. Burns JC, Address correspondence to Aaron Saguil, MD, MPH, Dewitt Army Community Hospital, 9501 Farrell Rd., Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (e-mail: aaron.saguil@usuhs.edu). 24. The fever can come on quickly and doesn't respond to antibiotics or medicines typically used to reduce a fever, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. Circ J. Newsletter: Mayo Clinic Health Letter — Digital Edition, FREE book offer – Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Pediatrics. Your child's doctor may ask: Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. et al. Terai M, J Pediatr. 2013;163(4):1117–1121. A high white blood cell count and the presence of anemia and inflammation are signs of Kawasaki disease. If not treated on … Treatment started within 10 days of symptoms often prevents the development of complications. Hong YM, Chau Q, However, if your child develops flu or chickenpox during treatment, he or she may need to stop taking aspirin. Our caring team of Mayo Clinic experts can help you with your Kawasaki disease-related health concerns A sharp increase in the number of platelets, a major clotting element in blood, … The goals of initial treatment are to lower fever and inflammation and prevent heart damage.To accomplish those goals, your child's doctor may recommend: 1. Accessed Sept. 3, 2019. Zaroff JG. Reprints are not available from the authors. Yim D, But then most children return to normal activities. It is rarely seen in adults. McCrindle BW, et al. https://kdfoundation.org/volunteer-2/. Takahashi K, Zhao X. Holve TJ, Blood tests may be helpful, but no single blood test is able to provide a diagnosis. Dua JS. Signs of the first phase of Kawasaki disease include: High fever (above 101 F) that lasts more than 5 days. “Kawasaki disease is one of the great mysteries in pediatrics,” said Dr. Frank Esper, a physician at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2011;158(4):644–649.e1. Ruan Y, 2014;383(9930):1731–1738. Nishizawa T, Perm J. Holman RC, ECG = electrocardiography; INR = international normalized ratio, Reprinted with permission from Newburger JW, Takahashi M, Gerber MA, et al. Riggin EA. 2013;32(10):e397–e402. Wu MH. 16. 2012;39(4):864–867.      Print. Taking aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition that can affect the blood, liver and brain of children and teenagers after a viral infection. Sundel R. Kawasaki disease: Initial treatment and prognosis. Takahashi K, Testing for a substance called B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) that's released when the heart is under stress may be helpful in diagnosing Kawasaki disease. 21. Cox JR, The mnemonic FEBRILE can be used to define the criteria for its diagnosis: Fever, Extremity changes, Bulbar conjunctivitis, Rash, Internal organ involvement (not one of the required diagnostic criteria), Lymphadenopathy, and Exanthem. It represents the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in childhood. Mori M, Allscripts EPSi. It can lead to heart trouble – almost always in little kids – as soon as 10 days to 2 weeks after the first symptoms. Kawasaki Disease (KD) Basics. For Kawasaki disease, some basic questions to ask your child's doctor include: In addition to the questions that you've prepared to ask your doctor, don't hesitate to ask any additional questions that may come up during your appointment. Consultation with an expert should be sought anytime assistance is needed, Infants ≤ 6 months old on day ≥ 7 of fever without other explanation should undergo laboratory testing and, if evidence of systemic inflammation is found, an echocardiogram, even if the infants have no clinical criteria, Patient characteristics suggesting Kawasaki disease are listed in, Supplemental laboratory criteria include albumin ≤ 3.0 g/dL, anemia for age, elevation of alanine aminotransferase, platelets after 7 d ≥ 450,000/mm, , and urine ≥ 10 white blood cells/high-power field, Can treat before performing echocardiogram, Echocardiogram is considered positive for purposes of this algorithm if any of 3 conditions are met: z score of LAD or RCA ≥ 2.5, coronary arteries meet Japanese Ministry of Health criteria for aneurysms, or ≥ 3 other suggestive features exist, including perivascular brightness, lack of tapering, decreased LV function, mitral regurgitation, pericardial effusion, or z scores in LAD or RCA of 2–2.5, If the echocardiogram is positive, treatment should be given to children within 10 d of fever onset and those beyond day 10 with clinical and laboratory signs (CRP, ESR) of ongoing inflammation, Typical peeling begins under nail bed of fingers and then toes. Gupta A, 27. Diagnostic criteria for classic Kawasaki disease. The views expressed in this paper are the authors' own and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Army or the Department of Defense. Gauvreau K, Note desquamation of the perineal region and scarlatiniform eruption over abdomen. Kawasaki disease can harm … KD is an acute febrile vasculitis that occurs in children. 12. Tests may include: Blood tests. To reduce the risk of complications, your child's doctor will want to begin treatment for Kawasaki disease as soon as possible, preferably while your child still has a fever. AARON SAGUIL, MD, MPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, MATTHEW FARGO, MD, MPH, and SCOTT GROGAN, MD, MBA, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Pediatr Int. Blood tests are used to detect mild anemia, an elevated white blood cell count and an elevated sedimentation rate, indicating inflammation. 2013;163(1):126–131.e1. Diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of Kawasaki disease: a statement for health professionals from the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association. et al. In the United States, 19 per 100,000 children younger than five years are hospitalized with Kawasaki disease annually. Aspirin can also decrease pain and joint inflammation, as well as reduce the fever. J Am Coll Cardiol. Hara R, Gerber MA, Dong Y, Kawasaki disease is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels that develop mostly in children. Sato YZ, Epidemiology of Kawasaki disease: prevalence from national database and future trends projection by system dynamics modeling. Gersony WM. Sato YZ, Epidemiology of Kawasaki disease: prevalence from national database and future trends projection by system dynamics modeling. An open-label trial demonstrated resolution of inflammatory markers and symptoms in 18 of 20 patients given infliximab (Remicade) after IVIG was ineffective.19 A retrospective cohort study found that patients given infliximab (n = 20) had faster resolution of fever and similar coronary outcomes compared with IVIG retreatment (n = 86).20 A phase 3 randomized controlled study of infliximab for the primary treatment of Kawasaki disease (n = 196) found that although it decreased fever duration and some inflammatory markers, it did not improve treatment response over IVIG and aspirin alone.21, A case series of 125 patients with Kawasaki disease refractory to IVIG who were later treated with plasma exchange found that patients without coronary artery abnormalities at the start of therapy remained lesion free during follow-up, whereas 12 of 14 patients with coronary dilatation and two of six patients with aneurysms at the start of exchange experienced symptom resolution.22, Patients with mild to moderate aneurysms are treated with aspirin alone or in combination with other anti-platelet agents, such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or dipyridamole (Persantine). Hokosaki T, It is the LEADING CAUSE OF ACQUIRED HEART DISEASE among children in North America and Japan. Kawasaki disease (KD) is a medium vessel vasculitis with predilection for coronary arteries. Gersony WM. Lip findings in a patient with Kawasaki disease. Children should be given aspirin only under the supervision of a doctor. It usually appears in children under 5 years old. Abraham SS, Seasonality of Kawasaki disease: a global perspective. 2012;54(1):99–103. Endothelial dysfunction in children within 5 years after onset of Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is easily diagnosed when it presents in its complete form, but because not all characteristic symptoms are always present at the same time, and the diagnosis of incomplete and atypical Kawasaki disease is often challenging, a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis often occurs. Support groups can help patients and families navigate acute and long-term treatment and recovery. Dionne A, et al. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Mori M, Fabri O, et al. Search dates: November 2013 through September 2014. ¶—Echocardiogram is considered positive for purposes of this algorithm if any of 3 conditions are met: z score of LAD or RCA ≥ 2.5, coronary arteries meet Japanese Ministry of Health criteria for aneurysms, or ≥ 3 other suggestive features exist, including perivascular brightness, lack of tapering, decreased LV function, mitral regurgitation, pericardial effusion, or z scores in LAD or RCA of 2–2.5. ||—Can treat before performing echocardiogram. Aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition, in children recovering from chickenpox or flu. Immediate, unlimited access to all AFP content. Update on etio and immunopathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. Classic (typical) Kawasaki disease is diagnosed based on the presence of a fever lasting five or more days, ac… KD is an acute febrile vasculitis that occurs in children. Your child's doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions. Am Fam Physician. If a coronary artery aneurysm ruptures, treatment may include anticoagulant drugs, stent placement, or bypass surgery. Kawasaki disease. Reprinted with permission from Newburger JW, Takahashi M, Gerber MA, et al. Physicians make the diagnosis after carefully examining a child, observing signs and symptoms (including 5 or more days of fever) and eliminating the possibility of other, similar diseases. Salicylate for the treatment of Kawasaki disease in children. All rights Reserved. Maconochie I, Are there any steps I can take to make my child more comfortable? Kawasaki disease. Iwashima S. Fukunaga H, JCS Joint Working Group. Incomplete (atypical) Kawasaki disease occurs in persons with fever lasting five or more days and with two or three of these findings. Shulman ST. 2012;22(2):79–85. Criteria for Diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease Kawasaki disease is a vasculitis , sometimes involving the coronary arteries, that tends to occur in infants and children between ages 1 year and 8 years. Gupta-Malhotra M, Kawasaki disease (pediatric). If left untreated, it can result in the formation of a coronary artery aneurysm in up to 30% of cases. Mayo Clinic; 2018. It is usually an incomplete type of Kawasaki disease that affects adults. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP. Gerber MA, 5. It represents the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in childhood.1,2, Enlarge The 2004 AHA guideline provides recommendations for the long-term management and surveillance of cardiovascular risk in individuals with Kawasaki disease; these are echoed in the 2010 Japanese Circulation Society Joint Working Group guidelines.7,8 Long-term risk of coronary disease is a result of intimal thickening and stenosis in segments adjacent to giant aneurysms and in areas of resolved smaller aneurysms.23 Patients without aneurysms or stenosis tend not to have late complications, although evidence of long-term atherosclerotic risk is mixed.24–28  Guideline recommendations for periodic cardiovascular risk assessment and the long-term management of Kawasaki disease are detailed in Table 3.7 These guidelines can help physicians navigate therapeutic options. Tobayama H, Although not diagnostic, a variety of less common features, including gastrointestinal (diarrhea, emesis, and abdominal pain), respiratory (cough and rhinorrhea), and rheumatologic (joint pain and swelling) symptoms, may occur in patients with Kawasaki disease.7,8, Enlarge et al. J Epidemiol. Jain S, Salicylate for the treatment of Kawasaki disease in children. Without treatment, Kawasaki disease lasts an average of 12 days. Belay ED. The erythema tends to spare the limbus and is not associated with an exudate. The search included randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, clinical trials, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, and review articles. Book: Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! †—Infants ≤ 6 months old on day ≥ 7 of fever without other explanation should undergo laboratory testing and, if evidence of systemic inflammation is found, an echocardiogram, even if the infants have no clinical criteria. Start Here. 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