KD AI Research Photo Project
The Kawasaki Disease Foundation needs your help in collecting photos of children during their acute Kawasaki disease (KD) illness. As you may know, KD is often misdiagnosed as the clinical signs of KD overlap with other febrile pediatric illnesses. The early diagnosis of KD is critical as early treatment reduces the risk of long-term coronary artery aneurysms. Creating a photo databank of children with acute KD helps the KD Foundation teach others about KD, and can also assist researchers in advancing research to improve KD diagnosis.
For example, Dr. Tremoulet from the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, and her team are currently using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a computer model that can analyze images of children with and without KD symptoms to help diagnose KD. While significant progress has been made, additional photos of children with KD symptoms are needed as there is a limited number of photos available.
By sharing photos of you or your child during the acute phase of KD, you can help improve diagnosis and treatment for future KD patients.
To share photos, please:
- Complete the questions and upload your photos via the form below
- Complete the photo release consent form below by clicking here