The Strange ‘Kawasaki-like Disease’ Attacking Children

A new detailed analysis just released from the hub of Italy’s Covid-19 outbreak found 10 cases of a Kawasaki disease-like illness in children, adding to reports of about 90 similar cases from New York and England.

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that typically affects children younger than five years old. It causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen. Typical symptoms include fever and rash, red eyes, dry or cracked lips or mouth, redness on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and swollen glands.

But it is a disease that is very similar to Kawasaki disease that has the medical community worried.