A nurse is educating a patient about Kawasaki disease. Which statement by the patient is correct?

"Sudden high fever is usually the initial symptom."

Explanation

•Kawasaki disease is an autoimmune disease involving the inflammation of blood vessels, lymph nodes, skin, and mucosa.

•Initial symptom is a high fever unresponsive to antipyretics.

•Later symptoms include conjunctivitis, rash, peeling, and edema.

•This disease is most common among children. Boys are affected more than girls, and people of Asian decent are at high risk.

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