Kawasaki Disease (KD) 2020

Background

Kawasaki disease (KD) is relatively uncommon, mostly affecting children under the age of 5 years but can occur in older children. It is not known what causes KD and there is currently no diagnostic test, leaving doctors to diagnose the disease based on clinical criteria (such as presence of fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes and red eyes). The most serious complication of KD is damage to the coronary arteries, potentially requiring long-term management.


A need therefore exists for methods for diagnosis, prognosis, and/or monitoring of Kawasaki disease, and associated outcomes, including permanent coronary artery and heart damage in children.


Seattle Children’s Hospital identified Prevencio as having expertise in developing highly accurate, AI-driven, multiple protein, algorithmically scored blood tests. We developed a partnership and collaborated to develop a highly accurate multiple protein panel for the diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease.


More Information will be released as data is presented.​