kawasaki dis ease

Kawasaki disease

noun Pathology.
an acute illness of unknown cause, occurring primarily in children, characterized by high fever, swollen lymph glands, rash, redness in mouth and throat, and joint pain.

Origin:
1980–85; after Japanese pediatrician Tomisaku Kawasaki, who first described it

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Kawasaki disease Ka·wa·sa·ki disease (kä'wə-sä'kē)
n.
See mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome.

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