heads up parents kawasaki disease

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    The disease causes a prolonged fever, blood-shot eyes, red lips, red tongue, and also red, swollen hands and feet with peeling skin. Since early symptoms resemble those of the flu, it’s often misdiagnosed – and there isn’t a diagnostic test for it.

    Last year, doctors were stumped by what was wrong with Deborah Copaken Kogan's son, Leo, who they initially thought had strep throat. When he was worse several days later, she posted a photo of him on Facebook and quickly heard from a friend who is a pediatrician and also a cousin who is a pediatric cardiologist. Both suspected Kawasaki disease. She rushed him to the hospital and he eventually recovered. She recounted her story on the TODAY show.

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    WE all live DOWNWIND, folks.
     

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