Three Linked Vasculopathic Processes Characterize Kawasaki Disease: A Light and Transmission Electron Microscopic Study

Kawasaki disease is recognized as the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children in the developed world. Clinical, epidemiologic, and pathologic evidence supports an infectious agent, likely entering through the lung. Pathologic studies proposing an acute coronary arteritis followed by healing fail to account for the complex vasculopathy and clinical course.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0038998

 

Kawasaki Disease, A Brief History

A unique article about the history of Kawasaki Disease published in Pediatrics.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/106/2/e27.full

 

Recurrent skin peeling following Kawasaki Disease, ADC

An article about skin peeling from Kawasaki Disease.

http://adc.bmj.com/content/83/4/353.abstract

 

Discovering a 'THRIL' that correlates with severity of Kawasaki disease

The collaboration described in these Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper was made possible because of the large bank of RNA, plasma, and serum that has been collected over the years from KD and febrile control patients at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA.

http://www.sciencecodex.com/discovering_a_thril_that_correlates_with_severity_of_kawasaki_disease-125428

 

AHA issues new recommendations for thrombosis in pediatric and congenital heart disease

http://www.healio.com/cardiology/pediatric-cardiology/news/online/%7B1dea8dd7-3fc4-4f17-9bd5-3d5792ab3278%7D/aha-issues-new-recommendations-for-thrombosis-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-disease

 

Saving Kids with Kawasaki Disease

Determined to help doctors protect children from a rare disease, an RWJF scholar turns to a new model of funding to further her research with the help of actress Sarah Chalke and a community of concerned parents and advocates.

http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2013/09/saving-kids-with-kawasaki-disease.html