Researchers find biomarkers for Kawasaki disease

12/23/2012 | News-Medical.Net

Researchers using mass spectrometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbant screenings have identified 190 proteins in urine samples from children with Kawasaki disease that can serve as biomarkers for quicker diagnosis of the disease, according to a study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. The data suggest levels of the proteins may indicate treatment response and, in the case of one patient, recurrence.

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