Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease
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 described it]

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