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by Deniz Yeter
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LUPUS!
Replies: 1
Views: 1474

Re: LUPUS!

Very interesting. Do you have a follow-up to your situation? I have never heard of such a case either personally or in the medical literature, although lupus is one of the differential diagnoses for KD, as lupus can be confused for KD early on before the full clinical picture of lupus becomes appare...
by Deniz Yeter
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting patient pictures for use in print
Replies: 1
Views: 3754

Requesting patient pictures for use in print

Dear all, I am a former patient with Kawasaki disease (KD), current university student, and I also currently research KD and publish medical articles on the subject. I have a few papers that have been published on KD, in addition to several pending publications that are either in print or in peer-re...
by Deniz Yeter
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hair loss?
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Re: hair loss?

Alopecia (hair loss) may be seen in Kawasaki syndrome, but there have only been a few reports in the literature and it does not seem to be recognized as a symptom: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237574 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21906152 Infantile acrodynia (mercury hypersensitivity) i...
by Deniz Yeter
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KD and Seizures
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: KD and Seizures

Seizures and convulsions are invariably seen during the illness, but these are predominantly febrile seizures or associated with meningitis and other neurological symptoms seen during Kawasaki's. I haven't heard of seizures post-Kawasaki's outside of Jett Travolta's case, but keep in mind that Jett ...
by Deniz Yeter
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercury to be discussed at next KD conference
Replies: 8
Views: 4716

Re: Mercury to be discussed at next KD conference

A simple explanation for arthritis, arthralgia, muscle pain, and similar complaints is mercury. It causes all these symptoms and is observed in infantile acrodynia -- a childhood mercurial reaction... Not a true poisoning as it is based upon unknown susceptibility factors. In our previous papers, we...
by Deniz Yeter
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New research on KD and wind currents
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Re: New research on KD and wind currents

My methods? Read all the literature..nts. scour pumed.gov + search engines + google books... talk to researchers and patients. I'm not a clinician or get grants (only a student "interning" with Drs. since 2007...) so I can only do medical reviews. The first abstract is the result of exhaustive medic...
by Deniz Yeter
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercury to be discussed at next KD conference
Replies: 8
Views: 4716

Re: Mercury to be discussed at next KD conference

Many autoimmune diseases are preceded by various infections. Mercury might be the main trigger as we hypothesize, but the addition of infections likely also play a role. There are many infections which exacerbate mercury-induced autoimmunity, or even reverse genetic resistance to mercury-induced aut...
by Deniz Yeter
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of consciousness (syncope) after KD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Loss of consciousness (syncope) after KD?

A good friend of mine, Abbie (name has been changed), exhibited the same symptoms as you just last week -- dizziness/lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, and vomiting. Honestly, I don't know WHAT to make of it. We're both trying to figure out whether it was a panic attack or an on-set of KD symptom...
by Deniz Yeter
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KD and vaccine concern
Replies: 26
Views: 9501

Re: KD and vaccine concern

... but odddly enough there is an additive in dog vaccines that they use in carpet cleaner...so i do believe there is some sort of connection. I dont know if the vaccine did cause it or not. But i do think i have stumbled upon something important...but my daughters doctors wont listen to me =( Do y...
by Deniz Yeter
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of consciousness (syncope) after KD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Loss of consciousness (syncope) after KD?

Yes, just talking to a physician and telling them you're low-income (and proving it), they may do it "pro bono" or work out a very reasonable and affordable payment plan. People just fail to speak about their struggles and ask for any help! It's nothing to be shameful of, we all struggle and right n...
by Deniz Yeter
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: Another genetic link to KD
Replies: 14
Views: 11631

Re: Another genetic link to KD

To explain this in laymen's terms... The PELI1 gene is involved in negatively regulates T cells and other immune cells which result in it preventing autoimmunity, for example Kawasaki syndrome. A dysfunction with this gene would result in an inability to negatively regulate T cells and other immune ...
by Deniz Yeter
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: BCG injections induce KD symptoms in mice
Replies: 12
Views: 7902

Re: BCG injections induce KD symptoms in mice

It is the overwhelming opinion of autism researchers that the disease is an environmentally-triggered disease with a strong genetic susceptibility. However, the largest autism gene only accounts for a total of 1.5% of cases! No single gene can explain the disease. It is also widely accepted that the...
by Deniz Yeter
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New research on KD and wind currents
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Mercury-KD: Our email response to the authors

The following is an email that my colleagues and I sent to the authors of the Wind current-KD paper and other leading KD researchers. Dr. Deth is collaborating closely on our formal article response in which we seek to have published. Is Hg the " mystery " KD infection blowing in the wind? Dear all,...
by Deniz Yeter
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercury to be discussed at next KD conference
Replies: 8
Views: 4716

Re: Mercury to be discussed at next KD conference

ITPKC susceptibility in Kawasaki syndrome as a sensitizing factor for autoimmunity and coronary arterial wall relaxation induced by thimerosal's effects on calcium signaling via IP3 Deniz Aydin Yeter 1, Richard Deth 2 1 Shawnee, Kansas, USA 2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern Univ...