Though it is rare, Kawasaki disease is one of the leading causes of acquired heart disease in children. Kawasaki disease is a very serious disease that causes inflammation in the blood vessels throughout the body, including the coronary arteries. The good news is, recognizing and treating the disease early can greatly reduce the risk of long-term effects on your child's heart.
In the United States, after congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of heart disease in children. Most of these patients are younger than age 5. The disease occurs more often in boys than in girls.
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