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Diagnosing Kawasaki disease: “Grey’s Anatomy” mirrors real-life

Diagnosing Kawasaki disease: “Grey’s Anatomy” mirrors real-life

Source: On the Pulse Blog

Dr. Michael Portman of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, treats children with Kawasaki disease and also conducts research into the causes of the condition. Portman spoke with On the Pulse and answered a few questions related to the “Grey’s Anatomy” segment, his work and what parents should know about Kawasaki disease.

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