June 29

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Kawasaki Syndrome


What Is Kawasaki Syndrome?

Have you ever heard of Kawaskaki Syndrome?

If not, in this article we are going to go over what Kawasaki Syndrome is and some common misconceptions about Kawasaki Syndrome.

Kawasaki Syndrome is a serious illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, but especially around the heart.

Those most affected are children under five years of age, although older
children and even teenagers can be affected. A majority of those affected
with Kawasaki Syndrome are boys.

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, a pediatrician from Japan is credited with discovering
this disease in 1967 - hence the name of the disease.

What Causes Kawasaki Syndrome?

There is NO current scientific evidence that points to a definitive cause
of Kawasaki Syndrome.

Carpet Cleaning DOES NOT CAUSE Kawasaki Syndrome

**One very important note** There has been no scientific connection between Kawasaki Syndrome and carpet cleaning - although some in the media have tried to make the connection.


Carpet and carpet cleaning actually contribute to healthy indoor air quality and has not been shown in ANY SCIENTIFIC evidence to cause any disease.**

Symptoms of Kawasaki Syndrome

There are basically three phases of Kawasaki Syndrome symptoms and they are as follows:

Phase 1 Kawasaki Syndrome Symptoms:

  • A fever that is often higher than 102.2 F (39 C) and lasts at least five days
  • A fever that is often higher than 102.2 F (39 C) and lasts at least five days
  • Bloodshot eyes (conjunctivitis) without a thick discharge
  • A rash on the main part of the body (trunk) and/or in the genital area
  • Swollen, red skin on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

Phase 2 Kawasaki Syndrome Symptom:

  • Peeling of the skin on the hands and feet, especially the tips of the fingers and toes
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

Phase 3 Kawasaki Syndrome Symptom:

The phase three symptoms include being tired, irritability, and sluggishness
that gradually fade away.

The intention of writing this article is to dispell the myth that Kawasaki Syndrome is caused caused by carpet cleaning - it is not. Period.

But Kawasaki Syndrome is something you should be aware of as over 4200 children are diagnosed in the United States every year with this disease.

You can find out more about Kawasaki Syndrome by checking out the official Kawasaki Syndrome website.

And visiting the following two websites:

https://www.cleanlink.com/sm/article/Is-Carpeting-Detrimental-to-Indoor-Air-Quality--488
https://carpet-rug.org/carpet-for-homes/benefits-of-carpet/

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