Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease
noun Etymology: Tomisaku Kawasaki b1925 Japanese pediatrician Date: 1977 an acute illness of unknown cause that chiefly affects infants and children and is characterized especially by fever, rash, conjunctivitis, inflammation of lips and tongue, and swollen lymph nodes of the neck — called also Kawasaki syndrome

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  • Kawasaki disease — Classification and external resources A child showing characteristic strawberry tongue seen in Kawasaki disease ICD 10 M …   Wikipedia

  • Kawasaki disease — This disease has nothing to do with the motor bike of the same name. It is a syndrome of unknown origin that mainly affects young children, causing fever, reddening of the eyes (conjunctivitis), lips and mucous membranes of the mouth, ulcerative… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kawasaki disease — noun a disease in young children with an unknown cause, giving rise to a rash, glandular swelling, and sometimes damage to the heart. Origin 1960s: named after the Japanese physician Tomisaku Kawasaki …   English new terms dictionary

  • Kawasaki disease — mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome a condition of unknown cause affecting young children, usually less than five years old, and characterized by fever, conjunctivitis, a sore throat, and a generalized rash and reddening of the palms and soles.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Kawasaki disease — /kawəˈsaki dəziz/ (say kahwuh sahkee duhzeez) noun a rare but serious autoimmune disease of small children, causing blood vessel inflammation in many organs in the body. Also, Kawasaki syndrome, lymph node syndrome …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kawasaki disease — noun an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever; of unknown cause • Syn: ↑mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome • Hypernyms: ↑disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kawasaki disease — Pathol. 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. [1980 85; after Japanese pediatrician Tomisaku Kawasaki, who first… …   Universalium

  • Kawasaki disease — n. acute vasculitis that occurs mainly in children under 5 years of age that was first described in the late 1960 s by a Japanese pediatrician named Tomisaku Kawasaki that can cause coronary artery aneurysms or heart attacks and sudden death in… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kawasaki disease — Acute inflammatory disease with systemic angiitis, most commonly occurring in infants and young children. Cause uncertain …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Kawasaki disease — noun an illness of childhood that causes fever, lymphadenopathy, elevated platelet count, and a variety of other symptoms. Syn: Kawaski syndrome, lymph node syndrome, mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome …   Wiktionary

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