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Rady Children’s receives grant for KD research
San Diego Union-Tribune

Administrators at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego announced last month that the facility received a $2.5 million challenge grant from the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation to support Kawasaki disease research.

Located in Great Falls, Va., the foundation will match gifts dollar for dollar for the next five years.

Kawasaki disease, also known as KD, is a severe childhood disease that’s commonly mistaken for an inconsequential viral infection. However, if not diagnosed or treated properly, it can lead to irreversible heart damage.