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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ka-si'

Definition: A form of anemia occurring in the Congo River region, with associated edema of subcutaneous tissues, depigmented regions in the skin, and various gastrointestinal disturbances; thought to result from deficiencies in nutrition.

Synonym(s): Belgian Congo anemia

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