Kawasaki Disease – Post-hospitalization Symptoms

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Manjunath
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Kawasaki Disease – Post-hospitalization Symptoms

Post by Manjunath » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:22 am

Hello,
My name is Manjunath, from Bangalore India.

One month back my son 8-1/2-year-old son was diagnosed with KD. He had all the symptoms related to KD such as strawberry tongue, blood red eyes, severe body pains, and a fever for more than 10 days.

As KD is very much new in India, many of the doctors were not aware of this, and by the time it was diagnosed, there was a 15-day fever history. As part of echocardiogram, he also had a bit of coronary artery dilation.

He was treated with IVIG and discharged after 2 days. Post-hospitalization, he developed severe neck pains and bilateral facial nerve weakness. The bilateral facial nerve weakness was treated with Prednisone. However, the neck pains were associated with IVIG is what the doctors said and not treatment was given, and now he does not have any neck pains after one month.

My Questions to the forum is:

He still has some intermittent redness of the eyes ever after one month – This does not persist the entire day, it appears the eyes become more red towards the night. Do you think that this will gradually go away over a period of time or should I consult any specialist.

He still has some body pain, especially in his wrists, no other part of the body – do you think this will also gradually go away.
General tiredness/fatigue – Not always, but he experiences it when he is running or playing with other kids.

Please post your suggestions, experiences on the above.

Nancy
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Re: Kawasaki Disease – Post-hospitalization Symptoms

Post by Nancy » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:24 pm

Hi

The ongoing red eyes is a very normal part of Kawasaki Disease and takes the longest to go away, but it will go away.
It does not mean anything is wrong with his eyes and you don't need to do anything for him. It can take 2 or 3 months.

His sore wrist and feeling tired will also go away over the next month. It really takes about 2 months for children to
feel all better !

Hope this helps,
Nancy

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