Aerial micro-biome diversity and their role in Kawasaki Disease (WINDBIOME),

Budget: 234000

The agent of Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unknown after more
than 40 years. The number of cases continues to rise and KD is now the second most common
cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide. In the last three years, former studies by
our consortium under the leadership of IC3 revealed many new aspects of this mysterious
syndrome that the current proposal seeks to definitely confirm. WINDBIOME aims at identifying
the etiologic agent of this disease, confirm that human pathogens can be dispersed by wind
currents, be inhaled by children causing disease and that the idiosynchratic immune response we
see in KD kids is the response to the inhalation of an environmental toxin.

Starting date: 15/12/2015
Final date: 14/12/2018

Privately funded project: Fundación Daniel Bravo