by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
Whenever there is a public tragedy such as the death John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s son, Jet, we are all sad, and some of us worry how it might relate to us. At least, I do. It is a realty check. Don’t we all, sometimes, fear the worst for our children or is it just me?
We don’t know the cause of his death yet, but we do know that both parents have talked about their son getting Kawasaki disease when a child. So, for now, if our own child gets sick we think, could it be Kawasaki Disease? What if I, or the doctor miss the diagnosis? How serious a threat is it to my family?
Knowledge and perspective may help a little.
photo CDC.strawberry tongue