Kawasaki syndrome also known as kawasaki disease Japanese pediatrician Dr. It was described by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967.
It is a pediatric disease manifested by fever, rash, and redness in the mouth, tongue and eyes, especially in children under five years of age.
It is an important condition that can cause long-term cardiac complications if left untreated, and when treated, it does not cause any permanent damage in many children.
It is not known exactly why the disease occurs. Environmental factors such as familial predisposition, viruses and chemicals exposed are thought to be effective in the emergence of the disease. It is more common in Far Eastern countries.
Although there is no single diagnosis of the disease, the diagnosis of the disease is made by eliminating other diseases with similar symptoms such as measles and toxic shock.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF KAWASAKI’S DISEASE?
The symptoms of Kawasaki disease manifest in two periods.
High fever that lasts longer than 3 days and does not respond to drug treatment is one of the most important symptoms of kawaki disease.
Redness in the eyes without discharge, irritated throat, mouth and lips, swollen and bright red tongue with a strawberry-like appearance, redness on the skin from the chest to the leg, in the groin and genital area are among the symptoms of Kawasaki disease.
Symptoms such as joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, peeling of the skin of the hands and feet are among the second period symptoms of the disease.
INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WITH KAWASAKI SUSPICIOUS
An unusual increase was observed in patients with suspected Kawasaki after the epidemic, especially in England and Italy. He reported that there was a serious increase in the number of pediatric patients, especially in children under the age of 9, which resulted in reddening of the hands, tongue and eyes, and in some cases may cause dilation of heart vessels.
It is worried that a new syndrome seen in a number of countries, including France and Belgium, is linked to the new type of corona virus (Covid-19).
IS THERE A CORONA VIRUS CONNECTION?
While its existence was compared to Kawasaki disease, which was reflected in the public with the information note sent to doctors by the British National Health System (NHS), the detection of corona virus in some of the patients raised the suspicion that the new syndrome may be linked to the current epidemic.
The British Health Minister said the situation was ‘very worrying’ and that experts are beginning to monitor the development more closely.
British National Health Agency Director Stephen Powis also stated that he was aware of the increase in the number of children brought with Kawasaki-like complaints in recent days, but it is too early to say whether this is related to the corona virus.
TOTAL CASE APPROACHED TO 100
According to NHS data, the cases also show characteristics similar to the syndrome that occurs with the overreaction of the immune system, known as the “cytokine storm”. In most cases, the immune system’s overreaction, rather than the virus itself, is life-threatening.
While the syndrome has been detected in 19 children in the UK so far, no child has died.
In the new syndrome, which emerged in a number of other countries, including Italy, Spain, the USA, Switzerland, Belgium and France, after England, the number of cases known so far has approached 100.
French Minister of Health Olivier Veran said in a statement to the National Assembly that the syndrome was detected in 15 children in the country.
Stating that some of the children tested positive for the new type of corona virus (Covid-19), Veran noted that they investigated whether the syndrome was related to Kovid-19.
While 10 cases were reported in Belgium, Kovid-19 was detected in some of the cases.
ON WHO’S AGENDA
Technical director of the World Health Organization (WHO) on corona virus Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove also said in a statement that while confirming the existence of the new syndrome, the syndrome is under the spotlight through clinical networks.
Stating that they are urging the global network of clinicians to be alert about the new syndrome and to collect systematic information, Kerkhove said, “However, the syndrome seems very rare.”
WHO officials also underline that the corona virus manifests itself in children with mild symptoms and that the children affected by the virus have fully recovered.
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