CD40 ligand gene and Kawasaki disease

Abstract

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis syndrome of infants and young children. Although its etiology is largely unknown, epidemiological findings suggest that genetic factors play a role in the pathogenesis of KD. To identify genetic factors, affected sib-pair analysis has been performed. One of the identified peaks was located on the Xq26… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201266

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