Approximately 4,000 children in the United States are diagnosed as having Kawasaki disease every year, and most are younger than 5 years.

Usually, no special diet is needed.

Most children with Kawasaki disease usually recover completely and need no special adaptations.

Emergencies are seldom a problem because of recovery, but if the child has a complication, it may present as chest pain or paleness.

If a child in the child care center or school has hypertension, ask the parents/guardians for information specific for that child.

There are about 1,000 to 5,000 new cases per year in the United States.

An AED (automated external defibrillator) should be available.

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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