Living with Kawasaki Disease Brings Out Strength, Hope and Resilience

Living with Kawasaki Disease Brings Out Strength, Hope and Resilience

For Nicol Jackson, one particular incident stands out as a stark reminder of how rarely some doctors ever see a patient with vasculitis. Her 5-year-old son, Josh, who was being treated for Kawasaki disease, experienced severe chest pains. Nicol and her husband, Rob, rushed him to the emergency room at…...

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Brandon Hudgins Looks Ahead to New Season of Competitive Racing

Three years ago, professional runner, Brandon Hudgins, beat the challenges from his granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener’s) to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 1500-meter run. Although he didn’t make the Olympic team, Brandon hasn’t lost his determination to race competitively and is keeping a hopeful eye…...

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Baylor Physician Dr. Mark Gorelik: Kawasaki Disease Study Shows Protein Not Linked to Heart Damage

Kawasaki disease (KD) affects children between six months and six years of age. One of 5 patients develop aneurysms, or damaged and scarred blood vessel walls, in the heart. A Vasculitis Foundation-funded study looked at the molecule Follistatin-like-1 (FSTL-1) that has been shown to play a major role in producing…...

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Daniel Watson, MD, FACS – Minnesota Physician Honored With 2018 V-RED Honorable Mention Award for Early Diagnosis

Daniel Watson, MD, FACS and Nicole Shankey Daniel Watson, MD, FACS, an otolaryngologist at the Park Nicollet Clinic in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Diagnosis (V-RED) Award from the Vasculitis Foundation, the world’s leading vasculitis support, education and research organization. The…...

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Keith Goldstein, MD – New Jersey Physician Awarded V-RED Recognition for Early Diagnosis of Takayasu’s Arteritis

Maureen Howard knew something was physically off-kilter when she began experiencing extreme fatigue, weight loss, difficulty breathing, rashes, and other symptoms. After visiting numerous specialists, Maureen went to Dr. Keith Goldstein at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey. What Dr. Goldstein discovered when examining Maureen was alarming. “He found…...

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