Dear KD Parents,
There has been a lot of recent media attention regarding a pediatric inflammatory shock syndrome linked to COVID-19 that appears to affect a few patients who share some features of Kawasaki Disease, including coronary artery aneurysms and favorable response to IVIG. Due to the flood of inquiries that we have been receiving regarding this topic, we have partnered with the KD Foundation and prepared a video addressing some of your questions and concerns. Although we would like to answer your questions directly, the urgent work that needs to be done to apply for funding to study this problem and to convene with groups in the U.S. and around the world to organize studies of these patients means that we are unable to respond promptly to your emails and phone calls.
Please visit the KD Foundation’s “About Kawasaki Disease & COVID-19” info page at: https://kdfoundation.org/covid19/
- Video (FAQ) with Dr. Adriana Tremoulet, Associate Director, Kawasaki Disease Research Center: https://kdfoundation.org/covid19faqs/
- Latest News about KD & COVID-19: https://kdfoundation.org/covid19news/
We are grateful to the KD Foundation for helping us disseminate this information in a timely manner and we hope the information will provide some reassurance. Please continue to visit the KD Foundation’s site for updates on this evolving situation.
May you all remain healthy and safe.
Jane C. Burns, MD
Adriana H. Tremoulet, MD