How do doctors treat Kawasaki disease?

The goals of treatment for Kawasaki disease are to lower your child’s fever and lower the amount of swelling in the blood vessels. Treatment often works better the earlier your child gets it.

Treatments typically include:

  • Aspirin to lower your child’s fever and heal the rash
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to lower the risk of aneurysms (when certain parts of the arteries become larger and weaker than usual)

What follow-up care is needed?

Following successful treatment of Kawasaki disease, your child will have follow up visits with the Pediatric Cardiology team.

Rev. 5/2018