Kawasaki Disease | Overview

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What is Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki (say: "kah-wuh-sock-ee") disease is an illness that young children can get (usually children younger than 5 years of age).

How soon will my child be over Kawasaki disease?

It usually takes a few weeks for a child to get over Kawasaki disease. You'll have to keep your child home from school or day care until he or she feels strong enough to return.

Source

Kawasaki Disease by KA Taubert, ST Shulman (American Family Physician June 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990600ap/3093.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 06/99

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