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KD Foundation Aug 13
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 Aug 12
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 Aug 10
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 Aug 5
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 Aug 4
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 Jul 28
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 Jul 27
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 Jul 20
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 Jul 19
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 Jul 15
Challenge yourself to ride, run, walk or hike to help save KD kid’s hearts! Set a personal goal to complete this summer, track your progress, and invite your friends and family to support you. Sign up today for the KD Awareness Challenge !
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KD Foundation Jul 14
"Our patient’s presentation demonstrates some of the pitfalls that could lead to KD initially being disregarded in favor of another of diagnosis. Although though she had the classic findings of KD, her sex and race and the presence of bacterial pyuria w...
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KD Foundation Jul 13
Jaci joined for her son, Nickolas and to raise KD awareness and funds. Join the summer challenge to help save KD kid's hearts! Learn more:
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KD Foundation Jul 12
Is your birthday coming up? Donate your birthday to support the KDF's mission! A birthday fundraiser is a simple and selfless way to raise KD awareness and funds. Set up a b-day fundraiser today!
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KD Foundation Jul 11
Greg Thornton has been riding, running, walking and hiking to help future KD families. Since joining the he has completed 50.63 miles and has raised over $400. Thank you Greg for your commitment to helping save KD kid's...
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KD Foundation Jul 10
Shannon Muller joined the to support her best friend, Vicki Trucksess. Both Shannon and Vicki are running to raise KD awareness and support current and future KD patients. YOU too can support KD kids by joining the KDAC today, learn more:
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KD Foundation Jul 9
Vicki's first-grade experience was very different from the experiences of her classmates. Due to a delayed diagnosis of KD, she suffered from coronary aneurysms and was not able to participate in sports.
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KD Foundation Jul 8
Challenge yourself to ride, run, walk or hike to help save KD kid’s hearts! Set a personal goal to complete this summer, track your progress, and invite your friends and family to support you. Sign up today for the KD Awareness Challenge !
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KD Foundation Jul 6
Challenge yourself to ride, run, walk or hike to help save KD kid’s hearts! Set a personal goal to complete this summer, track your progress, and invite your friends and family to support you. Sign up today for the KD Awareness Challenge !
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KD Foundation Jul 5
Want to help make a difference in the KD community but don't know how? The KDF is currently seeking a Communications Intern and Graphic Design Intern. Follow the link below for more details/to apply.
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KD Foundation Jul 4
An online fundraiser in honor of your KD child is a great way to help raise KD awareness while raising funds for KD. Set up a fundraiser for your child’s birthday, KD anniversary, or to celebrate a rite of passage in your child’s life. Learn more:
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