U.S. issues alert over coronavirus-linked childhood illness

World / Science & Health May 15, 2020

U.S. issues alert over coronavirus-linked childhood illness

U.S. health authorities issued an alert Thursday over a rare but sometimes deadly autoimmune condition among children that is believed to be linked to COVID-19. The illness, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), was first reported ...

National Mar 17, 2012

Kawasaki disease in kids at record high

The number of Japanese suffering from Kawasaki syndrome, an autoimmune disease that mainly afflicts children and whose cause and cure remain unknown, has been steadily increasing, a recent nationwide survey showed. The total number of patients under age 4 stood at 12,755 in 2010, exceeding ...

National Sep 13, 2009

Kawasaki disease cases on rise

Kawasaki disease, an illness of unknown cause that mostly affects children under 4, is spreading and has infected more than 10,000 people a year for the past two years, a survey said Saturday. A nationwide survey conducted by researchers led by Jichi Medical University professor ...

National Dec 18, 2007

Japan-U.S. research team finds Kawasaki disease gene

Japanese and American researchers have identified a gene associated with Kawasaki disease, which begins with a high fever and skin rashes and can lead to coronary aneurysms if untreated, according to a report posted Monday in the online edition of the U.S. science journal ...

Profile: Tomisaku Kawasaki

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE May 26, 2007

Profile: Tomisaku Kawasaki

by Vivienne Kenrick

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki bears the distinction of having his name attached to a little-known children's disease. This naming was not something that he, a modest man, sought. The first time he saw the illness was in a 4-year-old boy in 1961. "I could make no ...