Kawasaki Disease

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Bacteria singled out as possible cause of Kawasaki disease  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Mainichi Daily NewsKawasaki disease, a condition that results in inflammation of the blood vessels all over the body in infants, is probably caused by infection with several ...

Fever may not be a necessary diagnostic criterion for Kawasaki disease  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Pediatric SuperSiteA 3-month-old boy admitted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centerwith all of the classic symptoms of Kawasaki disease except fever experienced ...

Cardiac Problems Present in Adults With Kawasaki Disease But no treatment ...  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
ModernMedicine13 (HealthDay News) -- An increasing number of adults who had Kawasaki disease as children will present with cardiovascular problems, but no guidelines ...

Kawasaki Disease Gala Loads Stage With Hollywood Stars  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsAttendees, including parents of children with Kawasaki Disease (KD), will celebrate advances in the diagnosis and treatment of KD and honor and recognize ...

Investigators: It's Not the Flu  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
FOX 9 NewsIt wasn't H1N1 but something called Kawasaki disease, which if not caught within the first ten days, can cause permanent heart damage. ...

Scientology faces multiple setbacks within one week  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
guardian.co.ukWhile Jett was still alive, Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston insisted he suffered instead from Kawasaki disease, a condition characterised by inflamed ...

Work for children's well-being awarded  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Stockton RecordThe career change resulted from her experience nursing one of her daughters through Kawasaki disease, a rare condition in children that involves ...

罹患罕見?崎病4歲男童中風?癱  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
自由時報...江國樑表示,?崎病(Kawasaki disease)為日本?崎富作教授在1961年首度發?,這種疾病好發在5歲以下的幼童,以冬天?春天為好發季節。 目?醫學上尚未明瞭?崎病真正 ...

罹患罕??崎病 4?男童中风侧瘫  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
大纪元...江国?表示,?崎病(Kawasaki disease)为日本?崎富作教授在1961年首度?现,这?疾病好?在5?以下的幼童,以冬天?春天为好?季节。 目?医学上尚未明了?崎病真正 ...

Childhood illness might affect heart  -  ‎Aug 6, 2009‎
SunJournal.comDONOHUE: Since many have read of the tragic death of John Travolta's son, we would like to know the cause of Kawasaki's disease. Does something go haywire

El Paso Baby Undergoes Painful Treatment For Disease Affecting His ...  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
KFOXtv.comEL PASO, Texas -- A one-year-old northeast El Paso boy was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease which affects his heart. Noah Saenz was hospitalized six months

Four funerals and Cory  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
Philippine StarShe was only two years old when she contracted Kawasaki disease, a rare childhood illness. I was in high school at the time and I remember taking the news

John Travolta leaving Scientology reports were a lie  -  ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
Examiner.comHis parents stated he suffered from Kawasaki disease. Bloch tells People magazine, “There's no change in the relationship between the Church of Scientology

Whitby girls string beads of hope for Sick Kids  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Newsdurhamregion.com...spend years at the hospital and Andrea often makes her own personal visits there for checkups since being diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease at age six.

Benefit for Near North Montessori School: Jeff Tweedy  -  06 Feb 2009
Decider Austin,According to Wilco's official site, these Vic shows "will benefit a children's scholarship fund, the Emanuel Congregation, and The Kawasaki Disease Research

Cause of Kawasaki disease remains a mystery  -  Feb 2, 2009
Staten Island Advance - SILive.com,STATEN ISLAND, NY -- Kawasaki disease is an acute, self-limited disease of unknown cause that has a tendency to affect the coronary arteries (the arteries

What is Kawasaki Disease?  -  Jan 22, 2009
KSWT-TV,With the recent death of John Travolta's son you may have heard about Kawasaki Disease. So what is Kawasaki Disease? KSWT News 13's Jennifer Jones explains.

Death puts spotlight on Kawasaki Disease  -  Jan 20, 2009
Montgomery Advertiser,With the recent death of John Travolta's son, many undoubtedly have heard the term Kawasaki Disease. Statistics show that roughly 1 to 2 percent of people

Surviving the disease  -  Jan 11, 2009
Independent Online,Nicolas was then referred to a child specialist who was able to diagnose the rare Kawasaki disease. "We had never heard of it, which made it even more scary

Understanding Kawasaki syndrome that afflicted Jett Travolta  -  Jan 12, 2009
Baltimore Sun,According to the American Heart Association, Kawasaki disease and rheumatic fever are leading causes of acquired heart disease in children in the United

Genes behind childhood disease identified  -  Jan 12, 2009
Hindu,The cause of Kawasaki disease is unknown. There is no diagnostic test and current treatment fails to prevent coronary damage in at least one in 10 to 20

Did Kawasaki kill Jett?  -  Jan 13, 2009
AsiaOne,He was diagnosed at age two with Kawasaki disease, a condition involving the inflammation of blood vessels. It affects mainly children under the age of five

Travolta tragedy report helped treat 8-month-old  -  Jan 14, 2009
San Diego Union Tribune,Although Jett Travolta didn't die of Kawasaki disease, publicity over his death from a seizure shined the media spotlight on the mysterious malady he had

The Littrells Enjoy A Fun Sunday Afternoon  -  Jan 25, 2009
TheInsider.com,Baylee was just diagnosed A-Typical Kawasaki Disease, an inflammation of the arteries that typically afflicts children. The Littrells recently spoke out

Teen's death puts spotlight on rare disease  -  Jan 16, 2009
Waterloo Record,And yet it is the least rare form of vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels manifesting in various forms including Kawasaki disease.

Doctor, Doctor  -  Jan 30, 2009
guardian.co.uk,We were distressed to learn of the death of John Travolta's son from a seizure, because our son also had Kawasaki disease when he was a toddler.

Research Report: Team links protein to cartilage degeneration  -  Jan 21, 2009
La Jolla Light,A study looking at the entire human genome has identified new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease

Recovering: Parents Damian and Louise with their son Aidan (2) who ...  -  Jan 14, 2009
Irish Independent,When reports emerged that Jett Travolta suffered from the rare illness Kawasaki Disease, it was the first time many people had heard of the condition -- but

Jett Travolta’s funeral held in private  -  Jan 12, 2009
EnjoyFrance.com,Jett had been suffering from seizures for years caused by Kawasaki disease and a post-mortem on his body has shown that he died from such a seizure.

Dr. Paul Offit: Fox in a Henhouse, the ACIP Years (1998-2003)  -  Jan 13, 2009
Age of Autism,From February 3, 2006 through July 31, 2007, a total of 160 (of the 165 reported) intussusception and 11 (of the 16 reported) Kawasaki disease adverse event

Windsor teen’s seizures worry family, friends  -  Jan 31, 2009
Greeley Tribune,John Travolta’s son, Jett, 16, who died this month after falling in the shower from a seizure related to the rare childhood illness Kawasaki disease.

HEARTACHE OF BACKSTREET BOY  -  Jan 11, 2009
Daily Star,Six-year-old Baylee was found to have Kawasaki Disease just 18 days before Jett died. And grieving John Travolta is ready to help Brian and his family cope

John Travolta : John Travolta says he did everything he could to ...  -  Jan 13, 2009
Entertainment and Showbiz!,Sixteen-year-old Jett, who had a history of seizures arising from the rare condition Kawasaki Disease, had been found unconscious on January 2 by caretaker

The Morning Sun  -  Jan 22, 2009
Pittsburg Morning Sun,Cryoglobulinemia, Giant cell arteritis (GCA) or Temporal arteritis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), Hypersensitivity vasculitis (HV), Kawasaki disease,

Even Japanese don't understand doctor-speak  -  Jan 27, 2009
The Japan Times,Similarly, many people apparently do not know that Kawasaki-by? (?崎病, Kawasaki disease) is an arterial inflammation named after the doctor who first

JOHN TRAVOLTA IN BLACKMAIL DRAMA  -  Jan 21, 2009
Daily Star,Travolta and his wife, both Scientologists, say their son suffered from the rare heart condition Kawasaki Disease. Police probing Jett’s death have already

John Travolta : Childhood disease unlikely to have killed Travolta ...  -  Jan 11, 2009
Entertainment and Showbiz!,...“Seizures are not part of Kawasaki disease,? the New York Daily News quoted Dr. Stanford Shulman, a specialist in the disease at Northwestern University’s

Glosslip Exclusive: Daily Mail Threatened By Church of Scientology ...  -  Jan 12, 2009
Glosslip,His parents controversially blamed a rare condition called Kawasaki disease, but according to doctors the syndrome has never been linked with seizures

Response to Anti-Vaccination Parent  -  Jan 28, 2009
Culture11,...schedule is paired down, certainly RotaTeq will be the first to go as it has been confirmed that it causes Kawasaki's disease and fatal Intussusception.

Travolta ‘heartbroken’ over son’s death  -  Jan 28, 2009
Screen Weekly,Travolta and his wife have earlier said that Jett became very sick when he was a toddler and was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, which leads to

Travoltas are the latest of many celebrities who have lost children  -  Jan 10, 2009
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader,The couple said he suffered from Kawasaki disease, which causes inflammation of the arteries. The actors denied reports that the teen had autism,

Bahamas Senator Resigns after Travolta Plot Scandal  -  Jan 26, 2009
EfluxMedia News,Supposedly, the boy died because of a seizure provoked by the Kawasaki disease, with whom he had been diagnosed at the age of 2.

Top 20 Talk Show Topics on TV (Jan. 22-28, 2009)  -  Jan 21, 2009
NewsOK.com,22 on “The Tyra Banks Show?) â—ŠCauses and warning signs of Kawasaki disease (Jan. 22 on “The Doctors?) â—ŠHandling a job loss (Jan.

Travolta's nanny to be quizzed by police  -  Jan 13, 2009
Stuff.co.nz,Jett suffered from Kawasaki disease, a rare circulatory condition which usually only affects toddlers and is not considered fatal. He needed constant care,

Joey Travolta, in town for filming, shares thoughts on nephew's ...  -  Jan 13, 2009
Bakersfield Californian,Jett Travolta suffered from an inflammatory condition, Kawasaki disease. He said he went to the memorial service and the family is handling it the best they

Dear Mr. President: Readers send letters to Obama  -  Jan 20, 2009
Greensboro News Record,I was glad when I was cured from Kawasaki disease.Congratulations! You will be a great president!Sincerely, Marinna Smith, 10 Dear President-elect Obama,In

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough to Be a Dad  -  Jan 13, 2009
People Magazine...his family – bandmate Brian Littrell and wife Leighanne have a 6-year-old son, Baylee, who was diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki Disease last month.

اعتقال شخصين على خل?ية ابتزاز النجم ترا?ولتا  -  Jan 24, 2009
سي ان ان العربيةي?ذكر أن جيت كان قد أصيب وهو ?ي عمر السنتين بنوع من الإعاقة ربطتها العائلة بالإصابة بمرض "كواساكي" kawasaki disease، وهو مرض من أمراض الالتهاب المناعي

Postępy w kardiologii dziecięcej  -  Jan 12, 2009
Medycyna Praktyczna,Coronary magnetic resonance angiography and vessel wall imaging in children with Kawasaki disease. Pediat. Radiol., 2007; 37 (7): 666-673 12.

Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell’s 6yr-old son diagnosed with artery ...  -  30 Dec 2008
Entertainment and Showbiz!,Brian Littrell has revealed that his six-year-old son has been diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki Disease, an inflammation of the arteries that typically

BSB's Son Diagnosed With Kawasaki Disease  -  Dec 22, 2008
PerezHilton.com,According to the Litrell's, Baylee was diagnosed with A-Typical Kawasaki Disease. On Saturday December 20, 2008, Baylee TW Littrell was released from

In tough times, family is still grateful  -  Dec 26, 2008
Columbia Falls Hungry Horse News,Joslyn has Kawasaki disease. It causes inflammation in the walls of the arteries throughout the body, including the heart. "She has to see a cardiologist

Efron brings holiday cheer to sick kids  -  Dec 23, 2008
Arizona Republic,The 6-year-old son of Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell was released from the hospital after being diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki disease, an inflammation of

Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and ...  -  Dec 9, 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),Even chapters covering simpler topics such as Kawasaki disease and rheumatic heart disease contain more information than would be needed for general

Jacko reported seriously ill  -  Dec 23, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer,...who was hospitalized overnight on Friday, suffers from atypical Kawasaki disease, which "causes inflammation in the coronary arteries," the singer says

Michael Moore: into the Fire  -  Dec 23, 2008
MiamiHerald.com,After being hospitalized Friday, Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell's 6-year-old son, Baylee, has been diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki disease,

Mother of Bristol Palin's intended busted for drugs  -  Dec 22, 2008
Pittsburgh Post Gazette,Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell's 6-year-old son has been diagnosed with A-Typical Kawasaki Disease, an inflammation of the arteries that typically

The Daily Dirt  -  Dec 22, 2008
NBC Philadelphia,...-Baylee Littrell, son of Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell, has been diagnosed with A-Typical Kawasaki Disease, an inflammation of the arteries.

News Bites: Chris Brown Does Good  -  Dec 22, 2008
Celebuzz,Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell has revealed that his six-year-old son Baylee has been diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki disease, which "causes inflammation in

Say 'aaah'!  -  Dec 4, 2008
Health24.com,Kawasaki disease, which is usually seen in children under the age of five, affects the blood vessels in the body and can also cause strawberry tongue.

People in the News  -  Dec 23, 2008
Annapolis Capital,...suffers from atypical Kawasaki disease, which "causes inflammation in the coronary arteries," the singer says on his Web site. http://brianlittrell.com.

Three cases of Kawasaki disease found in Karachi  -  Jul 18, 2008
Gulf Times,KARACHI: A fatal Kawasaki disease, also known as lymph node syndrome, has broken out in this port city with three cases of the disease at Aga Khan

Kawasaki Disease May Affect Children's Hearts  -  Jul 11, 2008
KGTV, 10News.com,SAN DIEGO -- Kawasaki disease is a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the United States and coctors at Children's Hospital in San Diego

CDC Observes Reduction in Rotavirus Disease After the Introduction ...  -  Jun 25, 2008
WELT ONLINE,In post-marketing experience, intussusception (including death) and Kawasaki Disease have been reported in infants who have received ROTATEQ.

This is what friends are for...  -  Jul 10, 2008
Molokai Times,Last week our three-month baby Tamara Kai became sick with a rare malady called Kawasaki disease. For four days, most of the time she had a fever of over

Presenting Features of Systemic Onset JRA  -  Jul 1, 2008
AAP Grand Rounds (subscription),Presenting symptoms can be similar to those seen in patients with malignancy, infections, Kawasaki disease, inflammatory bowel disease,



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