Fostering excellence in care for patients with Kawasaki Disease (KD) and to support clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic investigation into the etiology, pathophysiology, and natural history of the disease.

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The 2019 KD Parent Symposium will be on Saturday, October, 19, 2019

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2018 KD Parent Symposium

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 KD Parent Symposium last September 29, 2018 and to the KD Foundation for sponsoring the event.  

If you were unable to attend in person or participate in the live event on Facebook, you may view the videos using the links below.


SYMPOSIUM VIDEOS: 
 

Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: 
* Eczema and KD: There is a link between eczema, a genetic condition, and KD which has a genetic basis for susceptibility. It is very common to see eczema in KD patients. 
* KD and African American children: The genetic susceptibility is higher in African Americans more than Caucasian and Latinos in the US. More research is needed to understand the overrepresentation of African Americans in KD. 
* CT Calcium Score: We are only recommending the score for patients who have had dilation or aneurysms of the coronary artery or for whom the results of the initial echo is unknown.
* Vaccines and KD: Panels have been appointed by the vaccine companies to adjudicate relationship between a vaccine and subsequent KD and the expert panels found no relationship. The CDC has also published a paper looking at KD/vaccine relationships, and none was found.

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Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki disease

Link: (Article published 2/9/17)

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

$2 million grant examines two therapies for treatment-resistant children

Link: (Article published 2/2/17)

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The Kawasaki Disease Research Center is a joint collaboration between the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Family and Preventive Medicine and Sociology at UCSD, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. The Program was created to help foster excellence in care for patients with Kawasaki Disease (KD) and to support clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic investigation into the etiology, pathophysiology, and natural history of the disease.

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