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  • Resources
    Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Infectious Diseases Resources Rady Children s Specialists Infectious Diseases Resources Infectious Diseases Team Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Resources Centers for Disease Control Traveler s Health Website www nc cdc gov travel Emerging Infectious Diseases

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/infectious-diseases/resources/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Locations
    We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Infectious Diseases Locations Rady Children s Specialists Infectious Diseases Locations Infectious Diseases Team Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Locations Infectious Diseases Outpatient

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  • Mark Sawyer, M.D.
    Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Find a Doctor Mark Sawyer M D Mark Sawyer M D 8110 Birmingham Way Bldg 28 1st Floor San Diego CA 92123 858 966 7785 Specialty Infectious Diseases Locations 8110 Birmingham Way Bldg 28 1st Floor San Diego CA 92123 858 966 7785 858 966 8658 3020 Children s Way MC

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/doctors/mark-sawyer-md/ (2015-03-26)
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  • John Bradley, M.D.
    Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Find a Doctor John Bradley M D John Bradley M D 8110 Birmingham Way Bldg 28 1st Floor San Diego CA 92123 858 966 7785 Specialty Infectious Diseases Download CV Locations 8110 Birmingham Way Bldg 28 1st Floor San Diego CA 92123 858 966 7785 858 966 8658 3020 Children s Way MC 5041 San Diego CA 92123 Specialty Infectious Diseases Organization Rady Children s Specialists of San Diego Medical Group IPA Rady Children s Specialists Medical School University of California Davis Residency Kaiser Hospital San Francisco Fellowship Stanford University Board Certifications Pediatric Infectious Diseases Gender M Bio Dr John Bradley is director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and a professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego School of Medicine He completed his pediatric infectious diseases training at Stanford University in 1981 Dr Bradley divides his time between clinical care and clinical research His research focuses on the development of antibacterial antiviral and antifungal agents with phase I II and III clinical studies with the goal of finding an effective therapy for both CA MRSA invasive infections and multi drug resistant gram negative nosocomial infections using pharmacodynamic pharmacokinetic computer modeling and simulation for dose optimization Dr Bradley served as an active member of the U S Food and Drug Administration s Anti Infectives Advisory Drug Committee and currently serves as an advisor He is also one of the pediatric members of the IDSA CDC Influenza Guidelines Writing Committee and PIDS AAP Bone and Joint Infection Guidelines Writing Committee and formerly was the chair of the PIDS IDSA Pediatric Community Pneumonia Guidelines Writing Committee

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  • Treatment
    Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Kawasaki Disease Clinic Treatment Rady Children s Specialists Kawasaki Disease Clinic Treatment Kawasaki Disease Clinic Team Treatment Frequently Asked Questions Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Treatment Kawasaki disease characterized by blood vessel inflammation throughout the body affects children almost exclusively most patients are under 5 years of age For reasons still unknown males acquire the illness almost twice as often as females Symptoms include fever rash swelling of the hands and feet irritation and reddening of the eyes irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth lips and throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck The disease is treated with a high dose of gamma globulin a protein fraction of human blood administered intravenously This treatment is most effective in reducing inflammation and preventing coronary artery damage if started within the first 10 days of illness High doses of aspirin are also given with gamma

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    appearance the rash is composed of either poorly defined spots of various sizes or larger masses of merging spots Fever continues to rise and fall possibly for up to three weeks Bloodshot eyes without discharge develop during the first week of illness A child s tongue may be red and show small raised bumps papillae a condition called strawberry tongue because the enlarged papillae resemble the seeds on a strawberry s surface The lips become dry and cracked and often take on a bright red color Mucous membranes of the mouth turn a darker red than usual The palms of the hands and soles of the feet often turn bright red Hands and feet can swell Occasionally a child may develop a stiff neck The child usually has great difficulty getting comfortable and remains irritable as a result of the multiple signs and symptoms When the fever subsides the rash red eyes and the swollen lymph nodes usually disappear Skin starts to peel around the toenails and fingernails often beginning during the third week of illness The skin on a hand or foot may peel off in large pieces or even a single piece much as a snake sheds its skin Knees hips and ankles can become painful and the child may have difficulty walking Occasionally joint pain and inflammation persist after other symptoms have disappeared Transverse horizontal depressed lines on fingernails and toenails which occur during the illness may be visible for months afterward until the nails grow out Q How does a doctor determine if a child has Kawasaki disease A A physician makes a diagnosis of Kawasaki disease after carefully examining a child observing signs and symptoms and after ruling out the possibility of other diseases that can cause similar signs Blood tests are used to detect mild anemia a white blood cell count above normal and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate which indicates blood vessel inflammation A sharp rise in the number of platelets the major clotting element in the blood may also be detected Urine tests may reveal unusual white blood cells in the urine Irregular heart rhythms arrhythmias and evidence of heart muscle strain indicating involvement of the heart can be detected by an electrocardiogram EKG Echocardiography a sound wave diagnostic test of heart and blood vessel structure and function is necessary to evaluate possible damage to the heart or large blood vessels coronary arteries Q Are there any complications from treatment A Complications from treatment are rare Although gamma globulin is derived from human blood viruses such as HIV the AIDS virus cannot be transmitted by gamma globulin infusion Hepatitis C virus has been transmitted by intravenous gamma globulin but those products have been taken off the market Occasionally chills and fever may occur during the infusion This is treated by interrupting the infusion and giving an antihistamine before restarting High doses of aspirin may sometimes cause abdominal pain gastrointestinal bleeding and ringing in the ears Aspirin should be discontinued if any of

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  • Research and Clinical Trials
    Research and Clinical Trials Kawasaki Disease Clinic Team Treatment Frequently Asked Questions Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Research and Clinical Trials The Kawasaki Disease Research Center conducts cutting edge basic and clinical research to advance the understanding of Kawasaki disease Active Clinical Trials The team is recruiting patients for a clinical trial to evaluate the treatment of children with acute Kawasaki disease and coronary artery disease with atorvastatin If you are a parent of a child with Kawasaki dsease and would like to learn more about this study please call the Hospital operator at 858 576 1700 and ask for the Kawasaki disease doctor The team is recruiting patients with acute Kawasaki disease and other rash fever illnesses that come through the Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Emergency Department to evaluate a diagnostic test for Kawasaki disease If you are a parent of a child with Kawasaki dsease and would like to learn more about this study please call the Hospital operator at 858 576 1700 and ask for the Kawasaki disease doctor The team is collaborating with adult cardiologists at the University of California San Diego and the San Diego Cardiac Center to learn more

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  • Resources
    Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Kawasaki Disease Clinic Resources Rady Children s Specialists Kawasaki Disease Clinic Resources Kawasaki Disease Clinic Team Treatment Frequently Asked Questions Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Resources Kawasaki Disease Foundation Awareness Support and Research www

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