- Kawasaki disease
Acute inflammatory disease with systemic angiitis, most commonly occurring in infants and young children. Cause uncertain.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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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 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,… … New Collegiate 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 — 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