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Canadian researchers bring new insights into Kawasaki disease and its consequences

January 28, 2017

(January 2017) — Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in Canadian children. While some of the approximately 500 children diagnosed annually in Canada will have no lingering effects, some will develop lifelong heart problems. Recent publications by researchers located, primarily, at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (SickKids) and at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ste. Justine (CHU-SJ) in Montreal, are beginning to peel back some of the mysteries surrounding Kawasaki disease, helping both patients and their families.

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