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My bf is caucasian & at age 6 aquired kawasaki disease which is weird cause they say only Asian. is there a chance when we have a kid they will get it?

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Dr. Carmela Coppola
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Not exactly.

Kawasaki's disease is an immune system response triggered by an infection with certain organisms .
susceptibility genes have been identified which could inherited and they would determine the likelihood of you getting KD. To clarify it is not limited to people of Japanese descent but the disease is most often seen in Japanese persons. The chance of your child getting KD is same as general popul

In brief: Not exactly.

Kawasaki's disease is an immune system response triggered by an infection with certain organisms .
susceptibility genes have been identified which could inherited and they would determine the likelihood of you getting KD. To clarify it is not limited to people of Japanese descent but the disease is most often seen in Japanese persons. The chance of your child getting KD is same as general popul
Dr. Carmela Coppola
Dr. Carmela Coppola
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