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Kawasaki disease

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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.

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Origin of Kawasaki disease

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

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Medical definitions for Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease
[ kä′wə-säkē ]

n.

mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
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