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Kawasaki Disease: One Disease, Multiple Triggers

November 12, 2018

…Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying weather patterns and geographical distributions of patients in San Diego, the research team determined that this inflammatory disease likely has multiple environmental triggers influenced by a combination of temperature, precipitation…

Possible Source of Kawasaki Disease Found

May 22, 2014

Possible Source of Kawasaki Disease Found Deadly childhood condition may be triggered by aerosols from northeast China Actress Sarah Chalke Becomes Advocate for Kawasaki Disease Research and Treatment in Wake of Son’s Illness It was clear to Actress Sarah Chalke in late 2011 that her 15-month-old son was sick. But…

Kawasaki Disease is not a Homogenous Disease nor are its Triggers

September 29, 2020

Researchers at UC San Diego report that while Kawasaki disease occurs in clusters, the traits, and thus the triggers of the inflammatory disease vary among clusters.

Researchers Identify Potential Diagnostic Test for Kawasaki Disease

August 6, 2018

…Imperial College London, with international collaborators, have determined that Kawasaki disease (KD) can be accurately diagnosed on the basis of the pattern of host gene expression in whole blood. The finding could lead to a diagnostic blood test to distinguish KD from other infectious and inflammatory conditions.

Study Evaluates Role of Infliximab in Treating Kawasaki Disease

February 24, 2014

…at intensification of initial therapy for all children with Kawasaki Didease in order to prevent IVIG-resistance and associated coronary artery abnormalities by assessing the addition of the medication infliximab to current standard therapy.

UC San Diego Researcher to Study Most Effective Treatment for Kawasaki Disease

February 2, 2017

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California Davis have received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a three-year study to look at the effectiveness of two…

COVID-19, MIS-C and Kawasaki Disease Share Same Immune Response

May 16, 2022

COVID-19, MIS-C and KD all share a similar underlying mechanism involving the over-activation of particular inflammatory pathways, UC San Diego study shows. Findings support novel drug targets for MIS-C.

Kawasaki Disease and Pregnant Women

March 6, 2014

In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), concluding that the risks are low with informed management and care.

Gene Variant Identified for Kawasaki Disease Susceptibility

February 9, 2017

…in which two of four children were affected by Kawasaki disease. They have identified plausible gene variants that predispose some children to developing the disease.

Kawasaki Disease Rates Dropped During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2022

UC San Diego researchers report significant decrease in national cases of Kawasaki disease during COVID-19 pandemic; findings hint at origins of disease.

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