Algeria registers first case of Kawasaki disease

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Algeria registered, today, Tuesday, June, 16th, 2020, the first case of Kawasaki disease, Ennaher TV reported.

The case of the patient, a 32 month old toddler, has been recorded at Batna University Hospital.

It is worth mentioning that Kawasaki disease is an extension of Coronavirus and affects children.

Kawasaki disease is a syndrome of unknown cause that results in a fever and mainly affects children under 5 years of age. It is a form of vasculitis, where blood vessels become inflamed throughout the body. The fever typically lasts for more than five days and is not affected by usual medications. Other common symptoms include large lymph nodes in the neck, a rash in the genital area, and red eyes, lips, palms, or soles of the feet. Within three weeks of the onset, the skin from the hands and feet may peel, after which recovery typically occurs. In some children, coronary artery aneurysms form in the heart.

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