Latest News

New Publication (2016)

Kawasaki Disease: Current Understanding of the Mechanism and Evidence-Based Treatment, 1st ed. 2017 Edition  (Informational flyer:  KDbook_Saji2016_flyer.pdf )


Newly published article

Infliximab for intensification of primary therapy for Kawasaki disease: a phase 3 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Possible cause of Kawasaki disease found

More information about possible cause and source of Kawasaki disease found, and published by the press release from UCSD.

2016 KD Gala/Fundraiser:  Cooking for KD

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to dine at a celebrity chef-hosted table at the Cooking for KD Gala on Saturday, October 22 at Green Acre Campus Pointe. Guests will be seated at intimate tables of 8 and enjoy a five-course dinner prepared tableside by one of the highly-acclaimed chefs attending from around the country. The lineup of celebrity chefs will be joined by chef and Kawasaki Disease parent, Nate Appleman.

To purchase tickets or tables, click hereSeating is limited.

For sponsorship information, please contact Jenn Lau at or Amy Weeks at or 858-966-8116.

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2016 Kawasaki Disease Parent Symposium

The KD Research Center at UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego will be hosting the 2015 Kawasaki Disease Parent Symposium. We invite you to join us and hear about the latest research advances in Kawasaki Disease, to meet our Adult KD Team, and learn the results of the clinical trial in which many of your children participated. Free babysitting and games for the children will be provided so that parents can focus on the presentations. The event and parking is free but we need you to register in advance. Register Here :

EVENT:  2016 Kawasaki Disease Parent Symposium
DATE:    Saturday, October 29, 2016
TIME:     9am - 12pm
PLACE:  Telemedicine Building Auditorium at UC San Diego
               9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093