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A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could improve the quality of life for children with Kawasaki disease at risk of developing coronary artery aneurysms.
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KD Foundation Jun 14
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) following KD is well-described in some cases and is directly related to the inflammation during the acute disease. In some cases, SNHL was more prevalent than coronary complications.
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KD Foundation Jun 13
American Heart Association President, Dr. Elliott Antman, interviews Dr. Jane Newburger and Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki about the pathophysiology of KD, the heart, and stroke at the 2018 International Kawasaki Disease Symposium in Yokohama, Japan.
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KD Foundation Jun 12
Was your child recently diagnosed with Kawasaki disease? If yes, this twelve-minute video may help you learn more about KD and its symptoms, treatment and follow-up care.
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KD Foundation Jun 11
A North India study found that autoantibodies are likely to develop in children with KD during the acute stage and may persist for many years. No evidence suggested that these children are at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases in the future.
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KD Foundation Jun 9
A study that examined the prevalence of arthritis in Kawasaki disease (KD) in 63 children found that during the course of their illness, eight children developed arthritis (12.7%). Did you or your child develop arthritis during KD diagnosis?
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KD Foundation Jun 6
Dr. Michael A. Portman and colleagues have published the results of a clinical trial showing benefits by etanercept (brand name Enbrel) for Kawasaki Disease patients. The results were published in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics. T...
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KD Foundation Jun 4
Groundbreaking research happening at Seattle Children's is giving doctors new hope at better treating and diagnosing Kawasaki disease. Follow the link to watch Dr. Portman speak of the research study.
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KD Foundation Jun 3
Kawasaki Disease Foundation Board Member and KD survivor, Kate Davila, gives a presentation on how KD has affected her life from diagnosis through the birth of her two children.
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KD Foundation Jun 1
A recent cluster of KD cases in San Diego led researchers to believe that one or more environmental triggers exist for KD, and that episodic exposures are influenced at least in part by regional weather conditions. Read more:
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KD Foundation May 30
Are you a parent who is new to KD? The KDF's online KD Resource Center provides extensive information on Kawasaki disease. Visit today at
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KD Foundation May 30
A new DNA sequencing technology will provide a better understanding of KD and identify biomarkers to predict children's KD treatment response and potential for coronary aneurysms. Read more about the study here>>
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KD Foundation May 29
American Heart Association President, Dr. Elliott Antman, interviews Dr. Jane Newburger and Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki about the pathophysiology of KD, the heart, and stroke at the 2018 International Kawasaki Disease Symposium in Yokohama, Japan.
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KD Foundation May 28
Was your child recently diagnosed with Kawasaki disease? If yes, this twelve-minute video may help you learn more about KD and its symptoms, treatment and follow-up care.
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KD Foundation May 27
A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could improve the quality of life for children with Kawasaki disease at risk of developing coronary artery aneurysms.
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KD Foundation May 24
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) following KD is well-described in some cases and is directly related to the inflammation during the acute disease. In some cases, SNHL was more prevalent than coronary complications.
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KD Foundation May 22
A North India study found that autoantibodies are likely to develop in children with KD during the acute stage and may persist for many years. No evidence suggested that these children are at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases in the future.
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KD Foundation May 20
A study that examined the prevalence of arthritis in Kawasaki disease (KD) in 63 children found that during the course of their illness, eight children developed arthritis (12.7%). Did you or your child develop arthritis during KD diagnosis?
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KD Foundation May 19
Kawasaki Disease Foundation Board Member and KD survivor, Kate Davila, gives a presentation on how KD has affected her life from diagnosis through the birth of her two children.
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KD Foundation May 15
American Heart Association President, Dr. Elliott Antman, interviews Dr. Jane Newburger and Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki about the pathophysiology of KD, the heart, and stroke at the 2018 International Kawasaki Disease Symposium in Yokohama, Japan.
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