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Ka·wa·sa·ki disease

also  Ka*wa*sa*ki's disease  n :  an acute febrile disease affecting esp. infants and children that is characterized by erythema of the conjunctivae and of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, erythema and edema of the hands and feet, a rash followed by desquamation, and cervical lymphadenopathy - called also mucocutaneous lymph node disease , mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome 
 
Kawasaki, Tomisaku (fl 1961),
Japanese pediatrician. Kawasaki first discovered mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome in Japanese children in 1961. In 1967 he published his findings based upon 50 case studies, all of which involved Japanese children five years old and younger. Since that original report, however, Kawasaki disease has been observed in other countries and in patients who are considerably older.
 
 

 
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