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Research Article

Seasonality of Kawasaki Disease: A Global Perspective

  • Jane C. Burns mail,

    jcburns@ucsd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Lauren Herzog,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Olivia Fabri,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Adriana H. Tremoulet,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Xavier Rodó,

    Affiliation: ICREA and Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Ritei Uehara,

    Affiliation: Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan

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  • David Burgner,

    Affiliation: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Emelia Bainto,

    Affiliation: Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and Water Resources Discipline, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • David Pierce,

    Affiliation: Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and Water Resources Discipline, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Mary Tyree,

    Affiliation: Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and Water Resources Discipline, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel Cayan,

    Affiliations: Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and Water Resources Discipline, La Jolla, California, United States of America, US Geological Survey, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • for the Kawasaki Disease Global Climate Consortium

    Membership of the Kawasaki Disease Global Climate Consortium is provided in Table S1.

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  • Published: September 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074529

About the Authors

Jane C. Burns, Lauren Herzog, Olivia Fabri, Adriana H. Tremoulet
Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Xavier Rodó
ICREA and Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Ritei Uehara
Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan
David Burgner
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Emelia Bainto, David Pierce, Mary Tyree, Daniel Cayan
Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and Water Resources Discipline, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Daniel Cayan
US Geological Survey, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jcburns@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JCB OF LH AHT DC EB XR RU DB MT DP. Performed the experiments: JCB OF LH AHT DC EB XR RU DB MT DP. Analyzed the data: JCB OF LH AHT DC EB XR RU DB MT DP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCB OF LH DC EB MT DP. Wrote the manuscript: JCB OF LH AHT DC EB XR RU DB MT DP.