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mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome

mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome in Medicine

mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome n.
A disease affecting young children, characterized by high fever, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes, bright red rashes on the hands and feet, and desquamation of fingers and toes. Also called Kawasaki disease.

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Encyclopedia Article for mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome

rare, acute inflammatory disease of unknown origin that is one of the leading causes of acquired heart disease in children.

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