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Children's Kawasaki Disease Clinic

MIS-C Clinic Info: Recent media coverage of COVID-19 has focused on a rare condition called pediatric multisymptom inflammatory syndrome that is similar in some ways to Kawasaki disease. Rady Children’s Kawasaki disease experts Jane Burns, M.D., and Adriana Tremoulet, M.D., M.A.S., have conducted more than 70 interviews about the syndrome with news media around the world. Learn about our MIS-C Clinic


The Kawasaki Disease Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is dedicated to caring for kids with acute Kawasaki disease. The Children’s Kawasaki Disease Clinic follows the health status of more than 1,300 children with the disease in San Diego. At Rady Children’s, 80 to 90 new patients with Kawasaki disease are treated each year by healthcare professionals.


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The Clinic is directed by Jane Burns, M.D., the inaugural appointee of the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation Endowed Chair in Kawasaki Disease Care and Research, in recognition of Brooke Dawn, a survivor. Dr. Jane Burns is internationally known for her research on the disease. In 2010, she received the Pioneer Award for Kawasaki Disease Research from the Kawasaki Disease Foundation. Dr. Burns, along with Adriana Tremoulet, M.D., M.A.S., specializes in the treatment of Kawasaki disease and provides expert care.
While not known to be an infectious disease, children at the Kawasaki disease program might experience additional health issues, including high fevers and inflammation of blood vessels.

As long-term complications may result from Kawasaki disease, such as damage to the coronary arteries, and other heart problems and complications, healthcare professionals at the Clinic see patients periodically to check their hearts. This is done at the Kawasaki disease clinic using highly advanced, non-invasive imaging technology, such as low-radiation CT (computerized tomography).

Cutting-edge research is conducted at the Kawasaki Disease Research Center, a collaboration among Rady Children’s, the University of California, San Diego and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The Center works with researchers throughout the United States and in Japan to advance the understanding of the mysterious disease, and how it affects children. Along with supporting clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic investigation into the etiology, pathophysiology, and history of the disease, the Center serves to foster excellence in patient care.

Hours of Operation: The Kawasaki Disease Clinic is held each Wednesday in the Cardiology Clinic. A healthcare provider/physician is available 24 hours a day for physician-to-physician consultations for suspected acute cases.

Video: Dr. Jane Burns discusses the Kawasaki Disease Clinic

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