The Role of T Lymphocytes in the Pathogenesis of Kawasaki Disease in an Animal Model


Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common cause of multisystem vasculitis in children in the developed world. Although KD is widely believed to be the result of an infectious agent, its etiology is still unknown. Past research has reported the possible role for bacterial superantigens in the induction of KD. Our laboratory has characterized a novel… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-200301000-00125