Simplifying Therapy for Kawasaki DiseaseDiplomat combines clinical expertise with personalized care.
Kawasaki disease causes inflammation in the walls of the arteries. Sometimes, it will also cause inflammation in the lymph nodes, skin, and mucous membranes (such as the eyes, mouth, and nose).
Kawasaki disease can cause long-term damage to the blood vessels. If it goes untreated, Kawasaki disease can lead to serious issues with the heart, including clots and restricted blood flow. Fortunately, Kawasaki disease is very treatable. Most children who are treated early recover from Kawasaki disease without any major issues.
Kawasaki disease most often affects children younger than 5 years old. Boys, especially of Asian or Pacific Island descent, are more likely to contract Kawasaki disease than girls.
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What are the symptoms of Kawasaki disease?
People who have Kawasaki disease usually have a fever and a rash that can appear on the hands, feet, eyes, or elsewhere on the body.
Sometimes, patients will have a high fever that lasts more than five days. They can also have swollen lymph nodes around their neck, and they can have a bright red tongue (sometimes called “strawberry tongue”). They can also have bloodshot eyes, and rashes, swelling, or redness in their hands and feet.
How does Diplomat help people with Kawasaki disease?
Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group dispenses immune globulin to treat Kawasaki disease. Early treatment is crucial to reduce the risk of damage to arteries and the heart.
We work with you and your caregivers to deliver treatment on time and answer questions 24/7. If cost is a barrier to therapy, we seek third-party financial assistance to help you afford the medication you need. We’re on your team — always here to serve.
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