To date, there is no conclusive diagnostic test for Kawasaki disease, however, your doctor will evaluate your child’s medical history and perform a physical examination to assess his or her condition.
In some cases, your doctor may request complementary studies such as:
- EKG and cardiac ultrasound to analyze your child’s heart function.
- Blood tests to rule out other possible conditions.
Immunoglobulin is administered intravenously as a first option, along with drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) to modulate inflammation, prevent aneurysms, and reduce the recurrence of fevers.
In more complex cases, more specific medications could be prescribed or even conduct some surgical intervention.
At the Cardiovascular Center we offer you a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services to take care of you through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary care model. Come to us, we want to hear your heart.