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Kawasaki disease

Syllabification: Ka·wa·sa·ki dis·ease

Definition of Kawasaki disease in English:

noun

A disease of unknown cause, occurring primarily in young children and giving rise to a rash, glandular swelling, and sometimes damage to the heart.
Example sentences
  • Inflammatory presentations may be the result of allergy, reflux disease or, rarely, neoplasm or Kawasaki disease.
  • The cause of Kawasaki disease is unknown, and consequently there is no diagnostic test.
  • Without treatment, about 1 in 100 children with Kawasaki disease die of heart problems.

Origin

1960s: named after Tomisaku Kawasaki, Japanese physician.

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