Kawasaki disease

Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome; Infantile polyarteritis; Kawasaki syndrome

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It occurs in children.

Kawasaki disease - edema of the hand

Kawasaki disease can produce various rashes and skin manifestations. This photograph shows mild swelling (edema) and redness associated with the disease. The hands and feet may be tender to touch and the skin may peel once the redness begins to fade.

Kawasaki's disease - peeling of the fingertips

Kawasaki's disease causes various rashes and manifestations of the mucous membranes and skin. This photograph shows the skin peeling away from the fingertips. This can also occur on the palms, toes, soles, and around the nails.

Swollen lymph node

Lymph nodes play an important part in the body's defense against infection. Swelling might occur even if the infection is trivial or not apparent. Swelling of lymph nodes generally results from localized or systemic infection, abscess formation, or malignancy.



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