CARDIAC COMPLICATIONS ARE PRIORITY!
Treatment is high dose aspirin, but watch out for Reyes Syndrome. Aspirin reduces fever and has an anti-flammatory effect.
(side note: aspirin is recommended for kawasai’s disease, rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis)
What is a priority nursing diagnosis for a child in the late stage of Kawasaki disease?
- A. Alterations in skin integrity.
- B. High risk for altered tissue perfusion, cardiac morbidity.
- C. Risk for imbalanced body temperature, hyperthermia.
- D. High risk for fluid volume deficit.
1. Possible obstruction
2. Pulmonary bronchial constriction
3. Pulmonary embolus
6. Pump failure