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by moitza
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: Mycoplasma Infections and Kawasaki Disease
Replies: 0
Views: 3147

Mycoplasma Infections and Kawasaki Disease

Lately I stumbled upon Mycoplasma infections again. I looked it up also in Forums on this Website, it only came up 3 times. Bremen has written about it. my son is three years post KD, doing generally well. Nevertheless, there have been certain issues which have in my opinion not been covered adequat...
by moitza
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Singulair medication for asthma and KD
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: Singulair medication for asthma and KD

Dear Austin, Singulair hasn't been around all that long. Maybe 10 years or so. Not nearly as long as KD. When you asked me, listed side effects are scary with most meds. It's also the liability issue. You'd really be amazed to see how often vasculitis comes for as a listed side effect in different k...
by moitza
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mitral regurgitation
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: mitral regurgitation

Thank you, Momcat. Oh yeah,I'm surfing the net again in the late hours. Couldn't find anything on outgrowing the leaking valves (maybe I'm not using the right terms or phrases- English is a foreign language to me). I could find some bits and pieces on how minor leaks don't necessary require an immed...
by moitza
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just released from hosp - fever rising?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Just released from hosp - fever rising?

Dear Kelly, you're not saying anything about his labs. Is his CRP value sinking? How about his SED rate? It's possible to have a short lived flare-up (we had one on a second day after IVIG while still hospitalized, very short though-a matter of hours, it resolved without any further action). Still, ...
by moitza
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mitral regurgitation
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

mitral regurgitation

My son (5) is 2 1/2 years post KD. He just had his cardiology check-up again. His CAs were widened after acute KD, he was on Aspirin for 6 months. No aneurysms though. His 6 months ultrasound was o.k.. At 1 year he had another one, everything fine. This time ( at 2 and 1/2 years) cardiologist spotte...
by moitza
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prolonged fever and cold symptoms
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Re: prolonged fever and cold symptoms

Thank you, Bethroth. It turned down it was a virus, closely followed by a secondary bacterial infection. Her fever lasted 8 days long and- huh, scary- her symptoms were resembling KD a lot weren't there so much cough and runny nose involved. I only calmed down when I started having the very same sym...
by moitza
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prolonged fever and cold symptoms
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

prolonged fever and cold symptoms

Dear KD parents. This time I would like to ask whether any of your KD kids had prolonged fever with KD symptoms and pronounced cold symptoms (cough, sneezing, nasal congestion and runny nose...) simultaneously. As it seems there is a preceding respiratory infect present quite often, which is followe...
by moitza
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pneumoccocal vaccine
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: pneumoccocal vaccine

Thank you so much to all of you. I apologize for the late answer. Right after posting my post we hit the winter roller-coaster of viral infections, so my decision had to be postponed. We made two appointments and had to cancel on both occasions. I somehow think it's not a good idea to vaccinate in t...
by moitza
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pneumoccocal vaccine
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

pneumoccocal vaccine

It’s been slightly over one year since my son’s KD. His CAs showed dilation at the time, but regressed within 6 months afterward. His last echo and ECG (1year post KD) were great and our cardiologist was very pleased. All of this brings relief, of course. On the other hand, our son (age 4) has a...
by moitza
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Kawasaki, now possibly arthritis?
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: First Kawasaki, now possibly arthritis?

My son (2 years 8 months at KD dx) also had positive ANA test. He was tested shortly after his KD because he had a couple of unusual fever spikes post IVIG, which his doc couldn't explain. They were all short lived, came out of nowhere and resolved in a matter of hours. His ANA was slightly elevated...
by moitza
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Models of Infection and KD
Replies: 19
Views: 7895

Re: The Models of Infection and KD

Dear Jason, oh, I did get that. I find your idea about the infections colliding quite plausible the way you thoroughly put it all together. But then I speak from a completely amateur point of view. At this point It would be interesting to have a micro biologist with perhaps some experience in a fiel...
by moitza
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Models of Infection and KD
Replies: 19
Views: 7895

Re: The Models of Infection and KD

Dear Jason, I find your post very interesting and challenging (I guess,I belong to those, who think candida might be a bit overlooked or underestimated as far as the official medicine goes, too). You gave us a lot of homework to do. I admit I'm not quite done with reading yet, there are many links t...
by moitza
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: KD Stories
Topic: Is there anyone with a positive story?
Replies: 20
Views: 6222

Re: Is there anyone with a positive story?

Dear mbezjak,
what country are you from? Could it be Slovenia? Name sounds Slovenian.
by moitza
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: flu and H1N1 vaccines
Replies: 60
Views: 12764

Re: flu and H1N1 vaccines

Flu vaccines are definitely a hot topic right now. Mbrennan, thanks for posting. I've been giving it a lot of thought myself, too. It's definitely not an easy decision. My children have both been immunized more or less according to STIKO recommendations with some regard to imminent danger (we do get...