Kawasaki Disease or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is a disease
of unknown origin usually in
children under the age of 5 and is characterized by swollen hands and feet, fever, rashes, irritation of eyes, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and other places and inflammation of the mouth lips and throat. In about one-forth of children the heart is affected by inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). Children often receive IV gamma globulin to reduce the chance of lasting heart problems.