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Kawasaki disease (also known as lymph node syndrome, mucocutaneous node disease, infantile polyarteritis and Kawasaki syndrome) is a disease, largely of infants, which affects many organs, including the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes, and blood vessel walls, but the most serious effect is on the heart where it can cause severe aneurysmal dilations.
Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Exposure to COVID-19 can cause rare but life-threatening pediatric condition

Exposure to COVID-19 can cause rare but life-threatening pediatric condition

Children with MIS-C have highly activated immune systems, study finds

Children with MIS-C have highly activated immune systems, study finds

UC San Diego receives $33 million from NIH for five COVID-19 diagnostic projects

UC San Diego receives $33 million from NIH for five COVID-19 diagnostic projects

Very few COVID-19-positive children require hospitalization, finds case study

Very few COVID-19-positive children require hospitalization, finds case study

Study sheds new light on impact of COVID-19 in pediatric population

Study sheds new light on impact of COVID-19 in pediatric population

Aspirin to be tested as a potential COVID-19 treatment as part of RECOVERY trial

Aspirin to be tested as a potential COVID-19 treatment as part of RECOVERY trial

Children with Kawasaki Disease at increased risk for cardiovascular events 10 years later

Children with Kawasaki Disease at increased risk for cardiovascular events 10 years later

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

Different triggers for Kawasaki disease suggest slightly different genetic susceptibilities

Different triggers for Kawasaki disease suggest slightly different genetic susceptibilities

Computer model unravels mystery behind severe inflammation in people with COVID-19

Computer model unravels mystery behind severe inflammation in people with COVID-19

Study finds cardiac involvement in MIS-C is associated with myocardial injury

Study finds cardiac involvement in MIS-C is associated with myocardial injury

Study reveals complex immunology behind MIS-C in children with COVID-19

Study reveals complex immunology behind MIS-C in children with COVID-19

MIS-C linked to COVID-19 damages children's hearts

MIS-C linked to COVID-19 damages children's hearts

Underlying pathology of MIS-C in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection

Underlying pathology of MIS-C in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection

Severe and fatal COVID-19 is rare in children

Severe and fatal COVID-19 is rare in children

Combination treatment can benefit children with Kawasaki disease

Combination treatment can benefit children with Kawasaki disease

Rare COVID-19 related illness in children causes profound immune changes

Rare COVID-19 related illness in children causes profound immune changes

Lab profiles differentiate MIS-C from severe COVID-19 in children

Lab profiles differentiate MIS-C from severe COVID-19 in children

First case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels in the heart

First case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels in the heart