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Kawasaki disease

noun, Pathology
1.
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
1980-1985
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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