Updated: Jun 23, 2020
Tomisaku Kawasaki passed away on June 5th, 2020 at the age of 95 due to aging. Dr. Kawasaki encountered patients with fever and rash of unknown cause when he was working at the Japanese Red Cross Central Hospital, and in 1967 he reported 50 cases as an unknown disease. Since then, the disease has been recognized worldwide as Kawasaki disease and Kawasaki disease has become one of the most common diseases among children. After retirement, he established the Japan Kawasaki Disease Research Center and was passionate about investigating the cause of Kawasaki disease. Unfortunately, the etiology still remains unknown, and it has became an important and much needed work that Dr. Kawasaki has left us to work on. We pray for his soul.
Japanese Society of Kawasaki Disease