Sunday, January 25, 2015

Raising Awareness of Kawasaki Disease

This year the DuPage County Health Department is joining healthcare partners nationwide to raise public awareness of Kawasaki Disease (KD) on Monday, Jan. 26, when Kawasaki Awareness Day is recognized throughout the United States.

According to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation, an estimated 4,200 children are diagnosed with KD each year. KD is a serious illness that causes an inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body and primarily affects young children under 5 years of age. More importantly, KD is a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children.

You can find more information here .

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