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Article published on Aug 29, 2006

Kawasaki Disease Can Have Serious Complications

Our three-year-old daughter was very sick recently. She developed a high fever, an enlarged lymph gland in her neck, and a rash on the body. She was admitted to the hospital and was given IV antibiotics. Instead of improving, she gradually got worse and continued to spike high fever. After several days in the hospital,... Read More

Article published on Aug 1, 2006

Low Platelet Count Can Cause Serious Bleeding

We were traveling through the Maritimes recently when our four-year-old son got sick. He developed a red rash over his body. Within two days, the rash spread to his arms and legs, and he started getting bruises everywhere. Otherwise he was not sick, and continued to be very active. We went to an emergency room... Read More