Kawasaki Disease Research Center at University of California San Diego

A very informative site with an overview, parent guide, photographs, and multi-language fact sheets. Find out about research being conducted at the University of California San Diego. Participants in important promising studies are urgently needed.


Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UCSD enrolling young adults (age 15 or older) with a history of KD in childhood in study of health outcomes. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more

Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UCSD enrolling families in study of KD genetics. To learn more, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.u


NIH funded KD Studies - Through ClinicalTrials.gov - a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Funded studies for Kawasaki Disease



Seattle Children’s Hospital Kawasaki Disease Program – Portman Research Group

Led by Dr. Michael Portman , the Portman Research Group is developing innovative ways to protect children's hearts from damage related to heart surgery and is improving how the medical community understands and treats Kawasaki disease.


Seattle Children's Hospital - Researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital are leading a research study looking at the role hereditary or genetic factors play in Kawasaki Disease. Specifically, they would like to find out why some children with Kawasaki Disease respond to intravenous gamma globulin quicker than others. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Research Coordinator: Margaret Bruce at 206-884-5153 or margaret.bruce@seattlechildrens.org or Jennifer Cox at 206-884-1317 or jennifer.cox@seattlechildrens.org

The Harvey Cohen Lab at Stanford University

Proteomic investigations, whose aim is to identify differences in protein expression that may be biomarkers of diseases in children for which an unequivocal diagnostic test is unavailable, or there is little insight to the mechanism of the disease, is being used to identify proteins in plasma or urine of children with Kawasaki Disease



Kawasaki Disease Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

World-class, comprehensive care program for Kawasaki disease combines teams from Infectious Diseases and The Heart Center. Collaborating to give patients the most accurate diagnoses, the best treatment, and the optimal long-term management, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is working to provide patients with the best care.



Boston Children’s Hospital Kawasaki Disease Program

The Kawasaki Disease Program at Boston Children's Hospital - part of the #1 ranked Heart Center - provides coordinated care for patients with Kawasaki Disease, both during the acute phase and in long-term follow-up.



Chicago Children’s Hospital Kawasaki Disease Center

Chicago Children’s Hospital Center for Kawasaki Disease was established in 1998 and has become well-known nationally and internationally as one of the most active centers in the U.S. for clinical, educational and research programs related to Kawasaki disease.



The Laboratory of Dr. Rae Yeung at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Mechanisms of Coronary Artery Aneurysm Formation in Kawasaki Disease- Dr. Rae Yeung’s lab has identified a novel superantigen which initiates the immune response leading to coronary artery damage. The ultimate goal of the lab’s studies is to identify key molecules to target for development of new therapeutic agents in treatment of Kawasaki disease.



Kawasaki Disease Wind Studies

This is the first attempt to perform whole-genome sequencing to define the biome of the tropospheric wind. Trans-oceanic transport of a human pathogen has not been previously reported. This is the first proposal that KD could be triggered by an infectious agent or antigen traveling as an aerosol and transported by large-scale winds.


Study finds winds from China are linked to KD. Read more here:

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Tropospheric winds from northeastern China carry the etiologic agent of Kawasaki disease from its source to Japan:



Kawasaki disease origin traced to northeast China:


Deadly Heart Disease May Hitch a Ride on Dust Storms:


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