Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Angel | 2011/04/21



My daughter is just over a year now, and this morning doctors diagnosed her with Scarlet fever... 2 hours later the paediatrician said she has koksaki, please explain what this is, and what are the symptoms, what can I do to make things better for her, how do I assist her, is she in pain?

what do i give her, she won''t eat or drin her formula... PLEASE HELP!!!!

Expert's Reply



I do not think your daughter has an illness called 'Koksaki' but one called 'Kawasaki's disease' This can resemble scarlet fever and the diagnosis needs to be confirmed. The cause of Kawasaki's is not known. It can sometimes be an illness that soon disappears but other times there may be complications especially if aneurysms [bulges] form in the coronary arteries. So your child needs to be carefully monitored by her paediatrician. Children with Kawasakis do not usually have any pain.Read more about Kawasaki's disease on Google.

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