Children with Kawasaki's disease get relief with steroidsSteroids, when added to the standard form of treatment, are effective in considerably reducing the odds of developing heart damage in children with Kawasaki‘s disease.

This finding was disclosed by a study in an issue of Pediatrics and highlights a gap in knowledge. The study emphasized on benefits of steroid treatment for Kawasaki’s disease and is expected to provide insights to members of the medical fraternity in treating this health concern in an effective manner.

Kawasaki‘s disease is one of the leading causes of acquired heart disease in children with an unknown cause. The symptoms of this complication are red eyes, palms and foot soles, and swollen lymph nodes.