Lifesaving Service Dog Sniffs Out Girl's Disease, Even in Operating Room

December 20, 2013 11:05 AM

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Lifesaving Service Dog Sniffs Out Girl's Disease, Even in Operating Room

Since she was two months old, Kaelyn "KK" Krawczyk has had a severe form of mastocytosis, which can cause a life-threatening allergic reaction to simple, everyday things – heat, exercise, even exposure to medicines.

Mastocytosis is a rare disease that causes an abnormal accumulation of mast cells in one or more organ systems. When mast cells are activated, they can induce immediate allergic inflammation. The disease is exceedingly rare and has a broad range of symptoms and severity, according to the Mastocytosi...

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