Kawasaki Disease is a type of inflammation disease. The inflammation attacks the child’s arteries. Most cases of Kawasaki Disease only last six weeks. However, some cases may cause permanent damage to the child’s organ. This blog will discuss Kawasaki Disease and will also discuss whether or not filing for Social Security Disability is right for your child.
Kawasaki Disease affects children and may cause heart complications or permanent damage. Some of the complications may include myocarditis, mitral regurgitation, arrhythmia, or aneurysm. Depending on the complications or the permanent damage that is caused by this disease, a variety of specialists would work together to treat this disease.
Kawasaki Disease will often start with a high, persistent fever that remains despite medication. The fever may last for one to four weeks. In addition, the child may have bright red, swollen lips with cracks that bleed. There are other symptoms with this disease, but fever and cracked, swollen, red bleeding lips are the most common.
The first step of any treatment is to first treat with the child’s pediatrician. The child’s pediatrician will listen to the symptoms that the child has and will order tests to help determine what the condition is. The pediatrician may also refer the child to see a specialist. Typically with Kawasaki Disease, the pediatrician will refer the child to see a Cardiologist. In addition, the pediatrician might also refer the child to see an infectious disease doctor.
One of the difficulties with Kawasaki disease is that the symptoms may appear for 12 days and then disappear. Some children do not have any or very limited symptoms. As a result, it is important to get regular checkups with the child’s pediatrician
In regard to Social Security Disability for the child, just having Kawasaki Disease is not enough to be approved for Social Security. The child needs to be treating for the condition and also have a condition that is interfering with the child’s well being. If the child is having shortness of breath, which is causing difficulty with walking and other issues, then the child might have a case for Social Security Disability.
If the child’s condition is mild and does not cause any complications, then the child does not have a case for Social Security Disability. Also, if the condition only rarely or occasionally interferes with the child’s activities of daily living, then the child does not have a case for Social Security Disability. It is important to note that the more problems the child is having, the stronger the possibility of filing for Social Security Disability will be.
One of the most important things to remember about Kawasaki Disease is that early treatment is the best treatment. Early treatment limits the complications and the permanent damages that may be caused by Kawasaki Disease. The longer the condition remains untreated the more complications and permanent damage that is possible. As a result, the child may have a case for Social Security Disability depending on the complications and permanent damage that is possible.