Frontier Lifeline and Dr K. M Cherian Heart Foundation organised a summit on Kawasaki disease recently at Frontier Mediville, Gummudipoondi. The chief guest was J. Radhakrishan, Health Secretary. Professor Tomisaku Kawasaki, paediatrician from Japan presided over the programme. Kei Takahashi, Professor and Chief, Department of Surgical Pathology, Toho University Japan, Ohashi Medical Center, Japan, explained the immunological implications of Kawasaki disease. He also released a unique health education “info cube” on Kawasaki Disease.

The focus of the summit was on early recognition and timely treatment of the acute and late phase-complications. The summit included lectures and poster presentations, difficult case descriptions, group discussions, and expert panel sessions by resource persons from Japan, Taiwan, Chandigarh, Trivandrum, Gurgaon, Calicut and Thiruvalla.

The conference was organised with an objective to create awareness about the disease. There was an interactive session for parents of affected children.

Speaking on the occasion at Frontier Mediville, K.M Cherian, Founder and CEO of Frontier Lifeline Hospital, said “Kawasaki disease is usually self-limiting in its acute form; it can however cause devastating late cardiac sequel. If recognised and treated early, the late complications can be avoided or reduced.”