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Kawasaki disease is a very rare illness that occurs after an illness has progressed for too long. We suspect there is a viral and bacterial synergy happening, and a subsequent, yet ineffectual, inflammatory cascade.
“The symptoms of Kawasaki disease include fever for up to 10 days, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, bloodshot eyes, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and/or red mouth, lips and throat,” says Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Physicians Medical Group. “Peeling of the fingers and toes is a late finding in many patients after the fever has subsided.”
The very first patient that presented to me as a newly graduated doctor on my first day of work was a 2 1/2 year old child with Kawasaki Disease. The parents were unaware of the disease, but brought the child to the clinic with a desquamating rash on the palms and soles (red, swollen, skin peeling-off), desquamating lips and margins of the mouth, a rash that had come and mostly gone, abdomiinal paian that had mostly come and gone (but the abdomen was gassy and distended), and nightly asthma...all during a fever of 102-105F for over 5 days. The child and her family were from Lima, Peru (and it was this possibly asian-decent ethnic feature that further cemented my suspicion, whether it was relevant or not I still don't know.)
I diagnosed the condition as Kawasaki Disease and prescribed homeopathic Kali-carbonicum, based on the totality of her symptoms. When you read Kali-carb, the symptoms match almost perfectly.
I advised the parents to admit the child to hospital, where she underwent IV-Ig (immunotherapy) therapy and recovered quickly.