Knocking on kind hearted souls to extend help to my niece, (Chelsy) who's battling a rare syndrome called "Kawasaki Disease" 😪
What is Kawasaki disease?
• causes inflammation in the walls of medium-sized arteries throughout the body. It primarily affects children. The inflammation tends to affect the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle.
No one knows what causes Kawasaki disease, but scientists don't believe the disease is contagious from person to person. A number of theories link the disease to bacteria, viruses or other environmental factors, but none has been proved. Certain genes may increase your child's susceptibility to Kawasaki disease.
Kawasaki disease is a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children, but with effective treatment, only a small percentage of children have lasting damage.
Heart complications include:
- Inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), usually the coronary arteries, that supply blood to the heart
- Inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis)
- Heart valve problems
Any of these complications can damage your child's heart. Inflammation of the coronary arteries can lead to weakening and bulging of the artery wall (aneurysm). Aneurysms increase the risk of blood clots forming and blocking the artery, which could lead to a heart attack or cause life-threatening internal bleeding.
For a very small percentage of children who develop coronary artery problems, Kawasaki disease is fatal, even with treatment.
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