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Unraveling a Childhood Medical Mystery: Kawasaki Disease — TXBioBytes Podcast Episode 005

Dr. Mark Gorelik holds a mouse bred to have symptoms of Kawasaki disease.

Kawasaki disease is a rare childhood illness that can cause serious heart trouble for patients later in life. Now, Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio are teaming up to research possible interventions to cut down on the serious side effects of the disease.

Dr. Mark Gorelik is a pediatric rheumatologist. He uses a mouse model now housed at Texas Biomed. Jean Patterson, Ph.D., is helping him on the project.

Listen to learn more about this exciting collaborative project.

Having trained veterinarians taking care of animals at Texas Biomed made it a good fit for the Kawasaki research project.