'Kawasaki' disease in Sri Lanka

Release time:2020-05-23 Publisher:Lanka Voice


Dr. Deepal Perera of the Colombo Children's Hospital says that the 'Kawasaki' disease is reported in Sri Lanka with the Covid 19 virus among children in several countries. He said that the situation affects children under 5 years of age and parents should act with understanding.

Dr. Deepal Perera stated that the main symptoms of the disease are fever for more than five days, red spots on the body, swelling of the lymph nodes, redness of the tongue and strawberries. Also, red blisters around the scar that are present after the BCG vaccine can be diagnosed

"There are an average of 50 to 100 cases of Kawasaki disease in Sri Lanka every year, but there have been reports overseas that there is an increased incidence of Kawasaki disease among young children. It is reported that they are experiencing this disease.
The disease was first reported in Japan in 1967. It is also diagnosed as an autoimmune disease. Therefore, it is important for parents who have children to know their children well. Therefore, if you have any of the above symptoms, it is important to see a pediatrician at a reputable hospital immediately.

Within a few days of the onset of the disease, some children have the ability to affect the arteries of their heart. Sometimes this is the cause of death of children due to heart attacks at an early age.

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