A rare one - Kawasaki Disease

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Johndoe, Nov 1, 2015.

Welcome to the Navy Net aka Rum Ration

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial RN website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. I was just wondering if anybody knew if having Kawasaki disease as a little kid was a bar to entry?
  2. I can't help you I'm afraid, but I did think this was a wind up until I Googled it. Who'd a thunk it!

    Hope all goes well, there are a couple of Docs here and good old Ninja (he doesn't like being called Nina anymore!) who will be able to offer some advice.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Must admit, it certainly is a rare one, but if Google is correct, something also called acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, does sound a bit iffy, even to my non-medically qualified ears.

    Without doubt it's one of those conditions that will need full investigation by the medical examiner and referral to a consultant specialist in this field - if indeed it is not an automatic bar, without referral, due to the potential complications arising.

    Possibly @nemesis1066 or @angrydoc maybe able to give a more accurate pointer.

    Either way, best of luck.
  4. Well I went through my personal child health record and it says I was diagnosed with it and treated with aspirin at the age of 5, I do hope it isn't an automatic bar but yes I do understand how it needs to be fully investigated.
  5. Agree with Ninja ... this will need investigating by a Consultant Cardiologist to rule out any complications that may arise in the future if its not a outright bar from the word go!

Share This Page