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Kawasaki Disease Emergence : From Root To Heal

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The body of a growing infant plays a very imperative role to develop a healthy and potential organism for the future. Various researches have proved that any severe disease that becomes a hassle for a human being to survive in his/her whole life gets its extraction in the childhood.  There are a number of infant sicknesses that have made a positive appearance in a large number, among various countries. Kawasaki Syndrome is one of them. However, if treated   well the illness can not leave any bad impact on the future healing of the human body.

What is Kawasaki syndrome?

The Kawasaki Syndrome (KS) is also known as Kawasaki disease. This is a sensitive feverish illness with swellings in the blood vessels in the body, especially, in the blood vessels around the heart. This disease has several other names like lymph node syndrome, mucocutaneous node disease, infantile polyarterities and is observable basically in infants.   The kids who are under age of 5 are affected by the disease. The affected children can be cured within a few days if the symptoms are recognized on time. Sometimes it also takes a time period of 4 to 8 weeks to have an appropriate heal. If ignored or kept without treatment it can affect the heart and also can create serious complications. Research says that this virus can be seen in 19 out of 100,000 children. The countries like the US, Japan or Korea have a good familiarity of the disease among children. The disease was first recognized in 1967 in Japan by Tomisaku Kawasaki and in 1976,   primary cases out of Japan were reported in Hawaii. Currently, it can be seen among the patients worldwide with a maximum number of patients in Japan. It occurs mostly in the season like winter and spring. In the year 2000, the countries like the US showed around 4248 hospitalization cases of Kawasaki of which 3277 patients were children of fewer than 5 years and rest of them were younger than 18 years. Whereas in 2006, the calculation of the number of hospitalizations with KS was 5523, a report has pointed out. Doctors say in some 15 to 20 percent cases it has been seen that there is an occurrence of some damage in the coronary arteries or the vessels around the heart and in some cases the patients die because of heart attack.

Causes of Kawasaki syndrome:

Kawasaki diseaseThe Kawasaki Syndrome transpires because of a general infectious   organism that becomes a reason of health unease among the infants. The actual cause of the disease is not yet found, however, the virus is rarely found in adults. Doctors say that the reason why the adults are unaffected is may be they have strong immune system then the kids and the body can easily fight with the virus. It can also develop because of other infectious disease among kids. If one family there is   any affected kid or child with the disease, there are possibilities that other   kids of the family may also be able to get it. The kids who have a week immune system can also get the infection of the KS virus. Researcher are also trying to find out that whether the reason of the virus has some connections with carpet shampoo or living near a club of sluggish or stagnant water, however, not any clue is on way for this. Doctors also guess that there must be an existence of genetic or environment infections in the body of a KS patient. An association has also recognized a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the   located in intron 1 of inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate 3-kinase C (ITPKC) gene of the sufferer that rules an enzyme which makes the T-cells to active negatively. The virus of KS does not spread from person to person.

Symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome:

The symptoms of KS are usually visible in a variety of phases. In the initial stage, the patient can have severe redness inside the eyes, skin rashes on the parts of stomach, chest, and genitals with dry, red, and cracked lips and cheeks. There can also be a swelling in the tongue with white coating or irritations inside the throat. An emergence of swollen hands and feet can also be visible. The affected patient must be taken to a doctor as these symptoms occurs as if the disease is not treated well the virus can show the second phase of symptoms where the skin of the hands and feet can start to unwrap in to piece. The sufferer can also have pain in joints or abdominal pain, diarrhea or even vomiting. The cases which still remain untreated can lead to complications like irritations in heart vessels and as these vessels carry blood to the heart, it can result in a severe heart attack. In addition, the heart muscles, valves, lining and other outer membrane can also be troubled.

Exam and Tests:

The doctors usually do the tests by calculating the various conditions. They observe if the patient has fever that lasts for 5 or more days with redness in eyes with swellings around the lips, tongue, or mouth or in the fingers and toes etc. They also monitor the heart functions, blood and urine samples of the patient to check other circumstances. The blood tests are done in various forms like a test of complete blood count which is known as CBC, the test of Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) etc. The doctors also test the functions of liver. In a serious case, they test Electrocardiogram which can have ventricular dysfunction or infrequently, arrhythmia due to myocarditis it can also demonstrate subtle coronary artery changes. The Urinalysis of the body can confirm the existence of white blood cells and protein in the urine (pyuria and proteinuria) without any affect of   other bacteria. Through the various tests the physician checks the conditions like if there is any allergic drug reactions, Rocky Mountain dappled fever, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatments of Kawasaki syndrome:

The patient who is suffering with the disease should start the treatment as early as possible, like within 10 days after he/she gets the disease. Generally, the child is given purified antibiotics or in some cases they also give a high dose of aspirin. Mostly certain doses of aspirin and immune globulin are prescribed to the patients and doctors also advise the patients should be hospitalized to have a close monitor on them. The patients is been given medications to fight with the infections and to reduce the risk of heart troubles. Nevertheless, there are some Ayurvedic treatments for KS. The various Ayurvedic treatments are done to diminish the complications the disease brings in. The medicines ‘Maha-Sudarshan-Churna’ and ‘Kamdudha-Ras’ are used to reduce the temperature of the body or fever. The medicines like ‘Arogya-Vardhini’, ‘Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha’, ‘Gandhak-Rasayan’, ‘Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Saarivadi-Churna’ , ‘Saariva’ (Hemidesmus indicus), ‘Nimba’ (Azadirachta indica), ‘Haridra’ (Curcuma longa), ‘Yashtimadhuk’ (Glycerrhiza glabra) and ‘Karanj’ (Pongamia pinnata), ‘Mandukparni’ (Centella asiatica) are been used to treat the swelling of the skin hand or feet. Certain amounts of the medicines are usually applied on the affected parts of the skin or sometimes some of them are also given in the form of liquid. The medicines like ‘Punarnavadi-Guggulu’ and ‘Kachnaar-Guggulu’ are applied as a treatment of lymph node enlargement. The medicines like ‘Saraswatarishta’, ‘Chandrakala-Ras’, ‘Punarnavadi-Qadha’ and ‘Maha-Yograj-Guggulu’ are been applied for the treatment of Meningitis. ‘Lashuna’ (Allium sativum) ‘Psyllium’ (Plantago ovata), ‘Kutki’ (Picrorrhiza kurroa) and ‘Arjun’ (Terminalia arjuna), ‘Amalaki’ (Emblica officinalis), ‘Guggulu’ (Commiphora mukul), ‘Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu’, ‘Laxadi-Guggulu’, ‘Medohar-Guggulu’, ‘Draksha’ (Vitis vinifera ) are some of the medications that are used to prevent the long term impediments of the disease.

Preventions:

Currently, there is not any particular anticipation that is recognized to be way to deal with Kawasaki Syndrome. However, the kids should be brought up with a strong immune system to fight with any and every virus. The various disorders of the body can not be prevented, but on the other hand the people should have the knowledge about the symptoms and treatments of the sickness. Many organizations have conducted aware campaigns and documents to face the challenges of Kawasaki Syndrome.

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