Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

More funding for Kawasaki Disease Vasculitis

Kawasaki Disease is the most common cause of acquired heart disease among children and we just started to understand that Kawasaki Disease 9 unrecognized during childhood) maybe responsible for a large number of adult atherosclerotic diseases and excellent animal models for this vasculitis exist and more funding should be allocated for this disease. We are now starting to understand that Kawasaki Disease is NOT a self limited acute disease and that the coronary and other vessels undergo remodeling for many many years after the acute illness.

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