There is a wealth of information about Kawasaki Disease available on the internet. As more research is undertaken, more information becomes available. Please find below some useful resources to assist you in learning more about Kawasaki Disease.
Information on the internet is no subsidy for medical advice, and where any health concerns arise, always seek advice from your treating health professional.
Our Medical Advisor, Professor David Burgner has suggested one of the best ways is to search for ‘Kawasaki Disease’ on PubMed, which is a medical literature search engine. The following link should lead you to an up-to-date search for KD papers.
Parent / Carer Important Information
We are passionate about raising KD awareness and supporting others that are going through what we have been through. We remember it like it was yesterday and understand the emotional impact having a child with KD brings. Please review our support pack to assist you through this initial period.
- Kawasaki Disease Foundation Parent/Carer Pack
- Royal Children’s Hospital Parent Information Sheet.pdf
- KD (Aust) Parent Survival Guide
- The Sydney children’s Hospitals Network factsheet
Kawasaki Disease Foundation Awareness Resources
- Kawasaki Disease Brochure | Download
- Kawasaki Disease Foundation Poster| Download Print Friendly Version
Kawasaki Disease and COVID-19
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Australian Research published studies and articles
- April 2014: The Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Kawasaki Disease in Australia. By Jelena Saundankar, David Burgner and others.
- July 2013: Kawasaki Disease – The Importance of prompt recognition and early referral.
- January 2009: A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Novel and Functionally Related Susceptibility Loci for Kawasaki Disease. By David Burgner and others.
- January 1998: Kawasaki Disease in Australia, 1993-95. By Jennifer A Royle, Katrina Williams, Elizabeth Elliott, Gary Sholler, Terry Nolan,Roger Allen, David Isaacs.
Australian Media & News Stories
- Channel 9 Telethon story on Aurora Mitchell diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease in 2018
- Herald Sun story on Quinn Bailey, diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease in 2011 & 2012
- ABC Catalyst Story featuring Dr David Burgner
- Radio Interview featuring Dr David Burgner
- Radio Interview featuring Meagan Mitchell
KD Foundation US & Other Resources. Please note that Australian data differs to US statistics.
- KD Animated Heart
- KD Reflections
- Kawasaki Disease: A Parent’s Guide
- Join the Quest – Kawasaki Disease Foundation
- Grey’s Anatomy episode on KD