High Fever, Swollen face,
My Niece is having high fever upto 105 deg F for last 8 days. she has swollen face and red lips , and rashes on face. Fewer has now in control with help of heavy antibiotics. but still not able to understand the real disease. doctors have first diagnosed Jaundice, then told its Pneumonia , now telling Kawasaki disease. WBC is 2000 level. very scary situation. Please advice.
Doctor Answers (1) on High Fever, Swollen face,
Hi, I am very sorry to hear about this.Kawasaki disease usually has high grade fever, rashes , conjunctivitis with some times peeling of skin of the extremities.If the platelets counts are high and other parameters also fit into it then the diagnosis should be definitely considered.She would require a 2decho also urgently and if it shows changes that are usually seen in KD then intravenous immunoglobulin are to be given.Investigations to rule out other causes will also have to be pursued.I am sure your doctors would be able to guide you.Hope she feels better soon. Take care.
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