Threat of ‘Kawasaki’ Disease in Europe After Coronavirus


It was determined that a syndrome similar to ‘Kawasaki’ disease seen in Europe may cause death in children. Child Diseases Specialist Sinem Gündüz said that this may be related to the coronavirus.

In Europe, the Kawasaki disease-like syndrome, which can cause fatal outcomes in children, has been scrutinized by the World Health Organization.

The statement, which coincided with the period of coronavirus epidemic, led to the resurgence of Kawasaki disease. This disease is the first time that Japanese pediatrician Dr. It was defined by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967.

VM Medical Park Bursa Hospital Child Health and Diseases Specialist Dr. Sinem Gündüz said, “Kawasaki syndrome is a condition in which the inflammation (inflammation) develops in the medium-sized vessels in the patient’s body. Inflammation is most often observed in the coronary artery vessels, which carry blood to the heart. Serious doubts have arisen as to whether the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) caused Kawasaki disease, though not certain. Cases supporting this are mostly reported from the UK and Italy. Looking at the causes of Kawasaki disease, viruses have been known for a long time. For this reason, it may be thought that this is possible. However, in order to give clear answers to this issue, scientific research is required. ”

Exp. Dr. Sinem Gündüz also stated that this disease, which can be seen in children from 6 months to 5 years old, is the leading cause of heart disease in children in the USA and Europe. Exp. Dr. Gündüz also said the following about the common symptoms and treatment of the disease:

“Common symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, inflammation of the mouth, nose and throat, eye irritation and redness, swelling of the hands and feet, rash, and peeling of the skin. Treatment should begin immediately after diagnosis, ideally within the first 10 days. Standard treatment includes a high dose of IVIG, a human blood protein, that helps prevent damage to the heart blood vessels if the disease is done early in the disease. Patients usually recover significantly within 24 hours of treatment with ‘IVIG ‘. However, some patients may need to take corticosteroids or immunosuppressant medications if initial treatments don’t work. Rarely, surgery may be required to repair damaged heart blood vessels. ”


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