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Kawasaki Disease: Treatments

How do we treat Kawasaki disease?

If your child is diagnosed with Kawasaki disease at Children’s Hospital Colorado, he or she will immediately begin taking medication to reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Our pediatric cardiologists will carefully monitor your child’s heart to make sure it is not affected.

If your child does develop some cardiac complications, our cardiologists (in collaboration with your primary doctor and a team of Kawasaki specialists) will be able to prescribe medication and a treatment plan to help ease inflammation of the heart while your child is healing from the initial fever and its complications.

Children who develop heart complications from Kawasaki disease may need long-term medications or surgery to help keep the coronary arteries open.

Learn about our top-ranked Heart Institute for the treatment of Kawasaki disease.