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By Tom Christensen
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Kawasaki disease cases increasing in the county


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 2:57pm

The symptoms of Kawasaki disease include a rash and swelling of the hands.

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency issued a health advisory to area doctors, Feb. 14, and is asking parents to be alert about a local increase in Kawasaki disease.

Sixteen San Diego children have been diagnosed with the disease in 2019, and more cases may occur through March because of the wet, cool weather the region has been experiencing lately.

The symptoms of Kawasaki disease include fever, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, bloodshot eyes, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and red mouth, lips and throat. Peeling of the fingers and toes occurs in many patients after t...

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